Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant

Euphorbia obesa, also commonly known as ‘Baseball or Basketball plant’, is round in shape. As it matures, it becomes more elongated and Spherical, cylindrical in shape. This winter-dormant plant has its origin in South Africa and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. The Baseball plant can reach up to a height of 6-12 inches and grows well indoors.

Growth Rate

Baseball plants have a slow to medium growth rate. It takes at least two years for a new leaf or stem to appear, and the bulb may not produce flowers for another three or four years.


Euphorbia obesa plant blooms in the Mid-summer season and produces beautiful yellow flowers.

Watering and Feeding

These succulents, like most succulents and cacti, will die if they are overwatered. Water the plant when the soil completely dries out. Basketball plants require more water in the spring and summer, and much less water during their dormant period in the fall and winter. They do not require regular fertilization as they are adapted to growing in nutrient-deficient soil.


Basketball plants require coarse, well-draining potting soil to thrive and should be planted in a cactus and succulent potting mix.


This variety of Euphorbia can be grown outdoors in hardiness zones 10a to 11b and has a frost tolerance of -5 to -10°C (23 to 14°F).


To keep its variegated leaf coloration, the Baseball plant requires bright light. The amount of light required is determined by the growing conditions, which can range from full sun to partial shade sun exposure.


This plant, like most succulents, is propagated by separating off cuttings and allowing them to dry for a few days before planting them in lightly shaded, gritty soil.

Euphorbia obesa plants are simple to grow and care for. They thrive in environments that are similar to their natural habitat. If you are a busy bee who does not have much time to spend at home, these plants are an excellent companion for you and your other low-maintenance plants.

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Blooming Season Mid summer
Common Name Baseball plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance -5°c To -10°c
Growth Rate Slow to medium
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 6-12 in.
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant
Shape Spherical
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Love it!

Received the product quickly and in good condition. Very cute!

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All my plants were healthy and Im very pleased!

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It’s a girl!!!

I love this one. I got a female and now I want to get a male to match it.

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I've been looking for one of these for a long time that wasn't ridiculously priced. So happy to finally have a basket/baseball plant. It does come in a 3in pot but the plant is only about 1 1/2 to 2in in size but it's really healthy. So happy with him tho.

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.



To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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