Euphorbia ingens


Euphorbia ingens

Tree Euphorbia

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Native to Southern Africa.

Growth Habit:

This euphorbia is one of the largest of the genus. It grows to height of 30 feet or more as a many-branched tree.

Growing Requirements:

As a succulent member of the genus, the tree euphorbia is extremely tolerant of heat and drought. Plant it in loose soil with good drainage and allow plenty of room for its ultimate size.


The leafless stems are very dramatic and its fruits are often colorful. Be aware that it has a milky sap that is toxic and can even cause skin dermatitis.

Where at Lotusland:

There are several large specimens along the main drive and two very large ones of a particularly interesting weeping form at the entrance to the house.

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