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A native to South Africa, Euphorbia infausta is a compact long-lived plant species belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. Growing up to 12 inches in height, this clump-forming plant has typically a dark green tint, however, it can occasionally have purplish-colored stripes on it. Also known as Euphorbia meloformis, this mound-shaped plant enters into dormancy in the winters and has a slow growth rate. No leaves or branches can be found on this globose-shaped species.
This dioecious small species has a slow growth rate.
Euphorbia infausta bears attractive yellow-colored flowers from the spring to fall seasons.
One of the important Euphorbia meloformis care tips is to water your plant actively during the growing season. These plants are drought-tolerant and can survive without water with ease.
You can form a mix of sand and a small amount of perlite. In the absence of that, any commercial potting mix for succulents will work.
Euphorbia infausta is hardy in zones 10 to 11. The ideal temperature ranges from 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, respectively.
This Euphorbia variety prefers full sun. Thus, place your plant in a sunny spot for five to six hours each day. However, they could require shade from the afternoon sun.
Both seeds and stem cuttings can be used to propagate these plants.
Euphorbia infausta is an interesting plant species with 6-8 lobes edged that are bordered with tiny spines. Its look varies depending on the region and even the type of plant. Check out this beauty on Planet Desert!