Euphorbia makallensis


Known as the Sausage Plant

Rare species from Ethiopia

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Euphorbia makallensis

Makalle Region, Tigrai Province, Ethiopia.

This is a rare dwarf, mound-forming species of Euphorbia. The grey-green coloured stems are 4 angled with silvery-grey spines. The plants produce bright yellow flowers.

Plant size: Well established multi-stemmed plants, about 8-10 cm in diameter are offered.


About Euphorbia

Euphorbia is a large genus of relatively easy-growing succulent stemmed plants, ranging from tiny little plants to large tree-like species. The species in South African is commonly referred to as "Naboom and noors" in Afrikaans. It is a widespread genus, known from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Madagascar. The greater concentration of succulent species is known from Africa and Madagascar.

The variability in the genus presents an array of plant forms, sizes, leaf shapes, colours and textures. This spectrum of features makes them excellent plants for container gardening, the rockery or used in larger landscapes.

Care should be taken when handling or cutting Euphorbia species, especially the species from southern Africa. All Euphorbia species produces a milky latex which could burn the skin or cause damage to the eyes.


Caring for your Euphorbia

Pot: In frost free and lower rainfall areas this Euphorbia will do well in sunny position in the rockery. The smaller species also do well in containers.

Soil: The plants prefer a well drained sandy medium including some organic matter.

Light: The plants likes very bright light but prefers to grow in sunny positions.

Water: The plants prefer being watered once a week or every two weeks, depending on the growing conditions.

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