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 globosa is from the Eastern Cape Province. The plants grow amongs grass and pebbles in the districts of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage.

An interesting feature of Euphorbia globosa is that the branches form small segments, either globular or elongated on the same plant. The plants have a contractile habit and older segments are drawn into the soil. Euphorbia globosa can form large mats with age.

The cultivation of Euphorbia globosa is not difficult. A sandy soil with good drainage is preferred.

Euphorbia globosa in habitat.