Euphorbia
Euphorbia stellata

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: stellata (stell-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

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 the rootball

From leaf cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Irvine, California

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 28, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

E. stellata is easy to grow. It benefits from frequent light fertilization during growing season.

This specimen has been grown in 85% diffused sunlight with 100% UV filtering.

Bob

Positive

On Jul 4, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a surprisingly easy to grow plant, being both a caudiciform and medusoid, outdoors here in Southern California. It sits in a pot getting all the pouring rain in the cold winters, and gets full, blasting sun in hot 110F summers... and looks pretty darn good. All I ever do is repot yearly, raising it up more and more to expose the cool, twisted roots, and trim off the dead 'arms'. The color of this plant is much more marked if grown in full sun. Noticed that in the cactus/succulents shows there are always a lot of these, so their ease of culture is no secret.

Positive

On Aug 28, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Like all Euphorbia HANDLE WITH CARE, the latex/sap is dangerous and can cause skin rash, itching and general discomfort.