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PlantFiles: 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)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive thistlesifter 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.


Positive palmbob 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 Happenstance 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.


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

Irvine, California
Reseda, California
Vista, California

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