Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wish list addition: Euphorbia lactea

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Today I saw a fantastic White/Grey/Crested Euphorbia lactea. It was big, maybe in an 8" pot and very full. What surprised me most (other than the size on a Grey/White Euphorbia lactea) was how little light it would be getting. It's in a basement, away from any windows and apparently it's been there for a long time (years? I don't know). It was starting to grow two new green crests.

I don't remember if it looked exactly like this or not. It wasn't very different but maybe it was green instead of pink at the tip.
(Photo by graftedno1 used under CC license from here.)

I don't think I'm going to go right out and buy one but don't be surprised if I end up with one one of these days. It'll be small though. One time at work we had a big green crested plant for $99 (5 gallon pot?). It was beautiful but way out of my price range.


  1. I love these plants. Megan picked a 4 inch pot for me last birthday. I love it. Matti

  2. I love Euphorbia. They are all so diverse and so interesting. I'm surprised that it does well with only a little light though. Good to know.

  3. I'm not sure I would recommend it for low light per se, likely more of a tolerates low light if necessary, almost definitely prefers bright indirect light.


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