Euphorbia francoisii – Thailand hybrid

R300 incl. VAT

Where it grows

Euphorbia francoisii is native to Madagascar, but this is a selected hybrid form.

Special features 

Euphorbia francoisii is normally a rather plain caudiciform plant, but expert breeding from skilled growers in Thailand have produced some excellent cultivars and hybrids. This particular plant has mosaic-like leaf patterns with very dark colouration.

Care Guide

This Euphorbia is not a fussy plant and is reasonably easy to care for. It prefers plenty of light and grows well when given either full morning sun or when grown under 40% shade cloth. It needs to be kept in a gritty soil to ensure good drainage, as it is prone to root rot if kept wet. Water this plant well during the warmer months of the year, but make sure to keep it dry during winter, as it is dormant during this time.

Growing season

Spring and summer.


Seeds and cuttings.

Only 3 left in stock

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.

- Mona R

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