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Euphorbia obesa


Euphorbia obesa is a rare succulent from South Africa that forms rounded spheres typically with eight raised ridges.

Euphorbia obesa is a rare and choice succulent from South Africa that forms rounded spheres typically with eight raised ridges. It is often called baseball plant. The balls are horizontally striped with grey and green. Tiny greenish and pinkish flowers are produced at the apex. Plants can slowly elongate with age into vertical cylinders though this will take many years. Our plants are large at about 5-6.5 cm in diametre.

Common Name: Baseball Plant - [Succulent Pre-Order]

Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: In the Great Karoo of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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