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Euphorbia lambii

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: lambii (LAMB-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Corona, California

Fairfield, California

Hayward, California

Richmond, California

San Diego, California

San Juan Capistrano, California

San Leandro, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Lakeland, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 13, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very common landscape plant in So Cal and very easy to grow, too... takes a lot of water, or drought tolerant (though tends to become deciduous if not given enough water). Also has some of the nicest flowers in the Euphorbia world- profuse and relatively large bright yellow-green flowers. Has a small stem about 2-4' and then a bunch of succulent branches ending in a 360 degree array of pale green leaves. This Euphorbia often spontaneously crests, much more commonly than to most other Euphorbias. Crests get quite large, but often have a limited life span, sort of outgrowing their water/nutrient supply and then slowy rotting back. Native of the Canary Islands