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Euphorbia pseudoglobosa

Scientific Name:

Euphorbia pseudoglobosa

Common name:

False Globose Spurge, False Globose Euphorbia










South Africa

Hardiness Zone:



ABout the PLant

The Euphorbia pseudoglobosa succulent is a unique and fascinating plant native to South Africa. It has an unusual, globular shape that makes it stand out among other succulents. This plant can reach up to 10 inches in height and width, with its branches forming a dense mound of foliage. The leaves of the Euphorbia pseudoglobosa are thick and fleshy, with a deep green color that stands out against the gray-green stems. The leaves are covered in tiny white hairs that give them a silvery sheen when viewed from certain angles. The flowers of this succulent are small and yellowish-green in color, appearing at the tips of the branches during springtime. These flowers are followed by small, egg-shaped fruits which contain seeds for propagation. In terms of care requirements, Euphorbia pseudoglobosa needs bright light and well-draining soil to thrive. It should be watered regularly but not overly so; too much water can cause root rot or fungal diseases. This succulent also prefers temperatures between 50°F and 80°F (10°C – 27°C). Euphorbia pseudoglobosa has been cultivated since at least the late 19th century, when it was first described by botanist George Bentham in 1883. Since then, it has become popular among gardeners due to its attractive shape and low maintenance requirements.
The Euphorbia pseudoglobosa succulent is best suited for bright indirect light. It will do well in medium light, but it should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent burning and drying out. Low light conditions are not recommended for this plant as it may not thrive in these conditions.
Euphorbia pseudoglobosa succulents thrive in well-draining, sandy soil with a slightly acidic pH level. The soil should be kept lightly moist and fertilized with a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season. Make sure to avoid overwatering as this can cause root rot.
The Euphorbia pseudoglobosa succulent requires a moderate watering schedule. Water it when the soil is dry to the touch, usually every two to three weeks. Make sure to water deeply and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. If you live in an area with high temperatures, you may need to water more frequently.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Euphorbia pseudoglobosa succulent are between 40-50%. This is because the plant needs a certain amount of moisture in order to thrive, but too much can cause it to rot. Therefore, keeping the humidity at a moderate level will ensure that your succulent stays healthy and happy.