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 cylindrifolia subsp. tuberifera naturally occurs in Madagascar where it is found in tropical or subtropical dry forests or shrubland. It is a rhizomatus succulent subshrub, grows to about 25 cm in diameter and has an underground caudex.

The flowers have a pale apricot colour.

In cultivation Euphorbia cylindrifolia subsp. tuberifera prefers partial shade and should be protected from frost.

Propagation by cuttings is difficult and the plants should be grown from seed.

Euphorbia cylindrifolia subsp. tuberifera in cultivation.

Euphorbia cylindrifolia subsp. tuberifera flowers.