Euphorbia stellispina - Lavender Stars


Star-spined Euphorbia

Dry-growing species

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Euphorbia stellispina

Central Karoo, South Africa.

Very attractive ribbed multi-stemmed species of Euphorbia. The plants produces star-shaped spines for which it was named. This selected clone has lovely lavender purple coloured starry spines.

Plant size: Well established plants, about 4 to 6 cm high 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 low rainfall areas this Euphorbia will do well in sunny position in the rockery. Otherwise it is better suited to 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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