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PlantFiles: Euphorbia
Euphorbia symmetrica

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: symmetrica (sim-MET-ree-ka) (Info)

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

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

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral cactus_lover On Oct 30, 2005, cactus_lover from FSD
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

Similar to Euphorbia Obesa but with long taproot,

Positive palmbob On Aug 19, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nearly a perfect sphere (somewhat flattened normally) this plant can look nearly identical to Euphorbia obesa (which can be just about any shape it wants to). Guess they differ in flowers or something. Very similar cold hardiness and husbandry.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Norwalk, California
Oakland, California

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