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

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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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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

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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.

A Planet Desert Customer
TG
08/11/2021
Terri G.
United States United States
Great if you want a very small plant-overpriced for size.

This is what I call a bait and switch. I will not purchase from this company as I feel the ad for it is misleading. They only show you close ups so it looks bigger than what it really is. Also they say it comes in a 3.5 inch pot so naturally you expect it to be filling that size pot. What you get is a tiny 2 inch plant that looks silly in a 3.5 pot. Overpriced. Check reviews. It is a healthy plant though. Not worth $22