Odd looking Euphorbia obesa

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

Not only is this an odd looking E. obesa, at least to me never having seen a similar one on line or at the nursery, it is now developing its third growth. I don't even know what the little growing bubbles are called ( not arms surely?). Xuling

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

pups?? Never mind that - you need to keep that one in a special place!

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

Hola Little_things, why do you say to keep it in a special place? It is currently outside in a C/S bed exposed to the elements, covered during the freezes. One normal looking one got mushy and I had to throw it out. Xuling

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

When it comes to E. obesa, they are under pressure, threatened in nature and the one you have is no baby. I meant that (never mind the "where" you put it) it is not very common to see such big ones.

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

it is very small. the one I lost was much bigger but had no stem. this is the only one I have ever seen with a stem. Xuling

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Do not laugh, but I am wondering if this is not a hybrid between possibly obesa x globosa or something else! I am just perplexed at the ease of making heads! Maybe you must investigate this line of thought a little...?

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

The nursery I purchased the plant is a C/S and other things nursery. When I purchased it I asked about needing a male and female and Ian said yes. So I bought two more, one male and one female to go with the bigger one I had, which is the one that died during the recent freeze. I remember talking aabout the stem, but don't believe anything of signficance was said. Next time I go to the nursery I will inquire. Thanks Little_things. Xuling

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