This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Euphorbia tridentata is a low growing succulent Euphorbia with an elongated taproot system under the ground. Although the plants are widespread in the southern parts of the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, Euphorbia tridentata is by no means common. Scattered colonies of the plants appear often many kilometers apart.

Some isolated plants of Euphorbia tridentata have been found growing in the desert- like clayey plains south west of Willowore, near rocky hilltops in the De Rust area, among pebbly grassland near Heidelberg etc.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

Euphorbia tridentata in cultivation.