Euphorbia Species

Euphorbia viguieri

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

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 seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Corona, California

Orange, California

Santa Ana, California

Clearwater, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Summerland Key, Florida

Tuxpan de Rodríguez Cano, Veracruz-Llave

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 3, 2004, RWhiz from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

There are many named varieties of this plant including:

E. viguieri tsimbazazae
E. viguieri viguieri
E. viguieri longipedonculatacoll
E. viguieri vilanandrensis
E. viguieri maevatana
E. viguieri berevo
E. viguieri capuroniana
E. viguieri ankarafantsiensis

Positive

On Sep 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

pronounced spines along this angular-sided columnar Madagascan plant. Tends to be deciduous in winters in cultivation. Prone to rot in winters if watered much.

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