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Euphorbia squarrosa
Scientific Name: Euphorbia squarrosa Haw.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia  squarrosa Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Need frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape Province, Albany, King Williams and fort Beaufort districts)

Growth Habits: Succulent, up to 1 foot high (30 cm)

Watering Needs: No water from November to March

Propagation: Seeds

The Euphorbia squarrosa has generally three-angled branches, and an elongated caudex. There are forms that are 2 to 5-angled. As with the other Euphorbias, its sap is poisonous.

Euphorbia  squarrosa

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:

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