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 Basketball Plant

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Also known as basketball plant, at first, the Euphorbia obesa is spherical and becomes taller with age.

As with the other Euphorbias, There are over 2000 species of Euphorbias in the world. They range from annual weeds to trees. They all have latex and a unique flower structure. A significant percentage is succulent, but they are mostly originating from Africa and Madagascar. The Euphorbias are named after a Greek surgeon called Euphorbus. He was physician of Juba II who was the Romanised king of a North African kingdom, and is supposed to have used their milky latex as an ingredient for his potions.

Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 4-9, 11,13-17, 31-34, USDA: 9b-10
Frost tolerance: Hardy down to 28°F (-2°C)
Minimum avg. temperature: 45°F (7°C)
Sun exposure: Light shade, morning sun
Origin: South Africa (Great Karoo)
Growth habits: Succulent, up to 8 inches high (20 cm)
Watering needs: moderate water in Summer, keep dry in winter
Propagation: Seeds, sexes are separated, so a male and a female plant are needed for the fecundation
Cultural practices: This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40°F (4°C).

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid summer
Common Name Baseball plant
Dormancy Winter
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
Scientific Name Euphorbia obesa
Shape Spherical
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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SL
11/02/2021
Stacy L.
United States United States

Obsesa

Look forward to obese babies! The item arrived in perfect condition.

PT
10/06/2021
Peter T.
United States United States

More Perfection

Perfectly packaged and arrived safe with everything else. A wonderfully symmetrical and intricately patterned oddity. I had several of these back in San Diego and will try my luck at recreating my beautiful garden with the help of the amazing folks at Planet Desert!!

CC
09/01/2021
Colleen C.
United States United States

Beautiful plant.

Super happy with my purchase. Thank you!

MB
08/25/2021
Magaly B.
United States United States

Euphorbia obesa

Too small for the price

JF
08/20/2021
Jerald F.
United States United States

Veryhappy

I’mverypleasedwiththetwoeuphorbeaobesaplantsireceivedespeciallythattheyweresexedsothatirecievedamaleandamfemale.Imnotpleasedthatwhenihitmyspacebartihspagedropsdowntothebottomandwhenitrytodeleteamistaketheemailgetstrashed.Goodluckfigueringoutthismessage.

Euphorbia obesa Basketball Plant

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.