Euphorbia suzannae

Euphorbia suzannae

There are people who are very good at caring for plants. They have a 'special gift' in which, with nothing that they touch or pamper that vegetable, it begins to bloom and grow. But there are others who are not so lucky. For this reason, they have to choose specimens that, in addition to being resistant, hardly need care. How can it be the Euphorbia suzannae.

This plant is actually a succulent. Originally from South Africa, we can see it in our country and for those who like this type of plants it is highly recommended due to the little care it needs. Do you want to know more about the Euphorbia suzannae?

Features Euphorbia suzannae

Characteristics of the Euphorbia suzannae

Source: Eurovent

Physically, when you see the Euphorbia suzannae the first thing it reminds you of is a cactus. In fact, its shape is very much like one with spikes and all. It is even possible that this will make you give up on this plant. But you should know that it has no spikes. As a good succulent, not cacti or crass, it does not have spikes, but it does have a shape that makes you think it does; well, it is a way to have a cactus without it being dangerous (or painful).

La Euphorbia suzannae it is a plant that does not grow much. It does so by forming small fleshy stems that develop horizontally. About 10-16 ribs grow from the stems, and from there to "fleshy quills", but don't worry, it doesn't prick, it just has a shape similar to real quills.

Su spherical appearance makes them perfect to have in pots or planters, since they tend to "prevail" and attract a lot of attention due to their green color. Yes indeed, it will not grow more than 15 centimeters in height, although there will be branches across the width that can even reach 30 cm in diameter.

Caring for the Euphorbia suzannae

Euphorbia suzannae care

Even though we have told you that the Euphorbia suzannae hardly needs careYes, there are several things that you must take into account and provide so that it can develop properly. Among them are:


Although the physical form that it has is very similar to that of a cactus, the truth is that the Euphorbia suzannae does not require direct sunlight. It prefers to be in a shady or semi-shady area.

Yes you will need lots of light, but not to the point of being directly in the sun. In fact, if you put it on, what you will cause is that its characteristic green color is lost and it replaces it with a brown color, as if it were burned.


While the Euphorbia suzannae is a plant that tolerates high temperatures well, the same is not the case with casualties. It is not recommended to have it in places where the temperature drops below 10 degrees.


The watering of this succulent has to be moderate. There should not be a puddle at the base, nor in the earth, since that would rot the roots and the plant itself.

It is best to wait for the soil to dry completely before watering it again. And how much? Well, in summer it will depend on the weather and heat, but normally a minimum of once a week. In winter you have to respect its rest, and not water it, unless you have it in a city with mild winters, which then you could water it once every two weeks.


If you take good care of her, Euphorbia suzannae He will reward you with some small yellow flowers. Of course, it will do it in spring, although when you will see them most will be in autumn. They are very pretty as they make a good contrast with their green color.

They have the characteristics that there will only be one female flower, which will be the main one, while all the others will be male. That female is the one that generates nectar and will attract insects.

Euphorbia suzannae care

Source: Cacti Guide


Although they do not need it, they do appreciate it, and a lot, if you give it in mid-summer some mineral fertilizer. Of course, it should be focused on cacti and succulents, since they are the ones that meet the needs of these plants.


The pruning of the Euphorbia suzannae It's not necesary. You should only do it if you see that a stem has dried; if not, you won't have a problem with it.

Euphorbia suzannae: Plagues and diseases

If you fear that the plant could get sick or have pests that make you watch out for it, don't worry. In general, nothing will happen as long as there is no excessive humidity.

If there is, then yes that can attract fungi that affect the root and, with it, to the whole plant in general. You could also have seizures White fly In this state.


When transplanting, you should offer a leaf mulch soil and coarse siliceous sand. Either buy from a greenhouse or florist cactus soil, although we recommend that you make sure that it has 20% coarse sand.

Although you must carry it out in spring, there is no specific period to do, that is, it is not every year, nor every two years ... The plant itself and its growth will tell you, because if you see that the pot is It remains small, it is good to change it to a larger one so that it develops.

Euphorbia suzannae: Multiplication

Does it grow a lot and you want to get another plant out of it? No problem. The Euphorbia suzannae It can be multiplied both by seed (of those little yellow flowers that it throws) and by cutting.

Now, you must be careful because, When you cut this plant, it starts to release latex. And, if it touches you, it can be very stinging, which will make your skin react and you can have strong reactions.

For this reason, it is recommended that if you are going to touch the plant to remove some "suckers", you always do so with good gloves to protect you from this problem. And it would not even hurt to buy some wound sealant to avoid problems of the latex spilling through the plant.

For everything you have seen and how easy it is to care for a succulent plant, do you dare to have one Euphorbia suzannae In your home?

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