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Euphorbia
Euphorbia decaryi

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: decaryi (de-KAR-yee) (Info)
Synonym:Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Phoenix, Arizona

Anderson, California

Los Angeles, California

Riverside, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Tulare, California

Naples, Florida

Orange Park, Florida

Orlando, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 24, 2013, marlaandjohn from Anderson, CA wrote:

I live in Anderson California and I had blooms end of May most of June. It experienced low temperatures in the teens and I may have lost it. I brought it in to the house, we will see.

Neutral

On Jan 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is listed as a zone 11, yet in zone 9b it has survived outdoors in the ground in my garden for 4-5 years, surviving numerous frosts with minimal damage, so I think that 11 zone is WAY OFF. I am not saying 9b is a great zone for it... maybe 10a or higher would be ideal. It doesn't seem to love being blasted by the sun in the summer and looks a bit blanched at times, but so far the winters have been nice to it. It is a bizzare Euphorbia for sure and has some really unusual thick, wrinkled leaves. So far mine hasn't flowered well, so perhaps this is a zone problems. This is a Madagascar native.