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Where it grows

This Euphorbia is native to the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal, with its distribution stretching from Grahamstown to Pietermaritzburg.

Special features

Euphorbia bupleurifolia forms an attractive above-ground caudex stem that resembles a pineapple or cycad. The markings on the stem are caused by old leaves that have been shed by the plant. The top of the stem is tipped by long, narrow leaves. It has yellow flowers sporadically from the middle of winter until the middle of summer. The leaves die off in winter. Localities in Pietermaritzburg have specimens that grow far larger than those in the Eastern Cape, which remain small.

Care Guide

These plants prefer plentiful sunlight or a little bit of light shade. They can be adjusted to full sun as adults if this is done slowly and carefully. Plant in a soil mix that drains well, as they do not like having their roots sit in water for too long. Water heavily in the warmer parts of the year, making sure that the soil dries between waterings. Keep completely dry in winter when these plants are dormant and without leaves.

Growing season

Spring and summer.



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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

A caudiciform is a plant that has a caudex which is a swollen stem or root stock. Eg. Baobab.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

Some caudiciform species prefer full sun, while others prefer shade. It depends on the environment in which they occur naturally.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

Yes, some succulents are classified as Caudiciforms due to their swollen stems or root stock.

- Annelize O

Het ook my tweede bestelling weereens vinnig en in puik toestand ontvang! Baie dankie, dit is net ‘n vreugde om die ‘moet-hê’-plante wat jy verkoop by my versameling te voeg.

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