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Euphorbia mauritanica

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: mauritanica (maw-rih-TAWN-ee-ka) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Succulent

Other details:
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:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral GaWeedpicker On Nov 19, 2008, GaWeedpicker from Folkston, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I was given a piece of this from a friend who says she's heard it called "Naked Lady." It's a very small piece that came from the top of a cutting given to her by a relative. What is the best way to grow this plant?

Neutral palmbob On Jan 25, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Interesting shrub of pencil-like branching upright stems. Year old growth grey but new growth green and sometimes has leaves. Bright yellow but very small flowers at tips of new growth in winter (possibly more often). Very brittle and caustic, toxic sap oozes at the slightest damage. South African native

Regional...

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

Ozark, Alabama
Gilbert, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
La Presa, California
Los Angeles, California
Perris, California
San Anselmo, California
Bartow, Florida
Brownsville, Texas



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