Euphorbia valida is distributed in the Eastern Cape. The plants occur in the semi-desert regions of the Jansenville, Steytlerville, Somerset East and Albany districts. Rather large numbers are found on the Dikkop Flats south of Carlisle Bridge.
Euphorbia valida is similar to Euphorbia meloformis, but the plants usually grow larger and tend to elongate above the ground whereas E meloformis tends to sink into the ground.
Euphorbia valida in habitat on the Dikkop Flats.