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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Unlike many Euphorbias in South Africa, Euphorbia multifolia and a few relatives are semi-evergreen. The plants may or may not shed their leaves during the hot summer. Prefering higher altitudes, Euphorbia multifolia is usually found on mountain slopes of the Swartberg or hillsides near the mountain.The distribution is in the southern Great Karoo and Little Karoo.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

The cultivation of Euphorbia multifolia is not difficult and plants may grow relatively fast if given enough root space. Overwatering can lead to early death though.

Euphorbia multifolia in cultivation

Male cyathium.