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Euphorbia lomelii

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

Synonym:Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Synonym:Tithymalus macrocarpus
Synonym:Tithymalodes macrocarpum

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Cactus and Succulents

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Jan 28, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have both the straight-stemmed gray Pedilanthus macrocarpus and the curly-stemmed lime-green cultivar growing in my garden. Both do well and tolerate almost full sun to moderate shade. However in moderate shade the gray one has elongated stems that tend to grow sideways instead of straight. These plants get once-a-month summer water at most. None have winter protection and have survived freezes into the low 20s.

I also have a dwarf variety about a foot tall. It blooms with the same pink slipper flowers as the large varieties I grow it in a pot, in deciduous tree shade and once-a-month water in summer.


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

Chandler, Arizona
Gilbert, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Rancho Mirage, California
San Diego, California
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Houston, Texas
La Porte, Texas

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