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Euphorbia stellata


Euphorbia stellata

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Common names: Milkthorn

It is a small geophytic species, both a caudiciform and Medusoid Euphorbia. The short, conical to truncate stem merges with the thick, turnip-shaped root forming a woody caudex up to 15 cm tall and up to 7.5 cm in diameter. Branches are up to 15 cm long and up to 1.5 cm wide, tufted, prostrate and radiating on the top of the rootstock at ground level.

Sowing instructions: Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position.

Locality: Port Elizabeth. Harvest: January 2023


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