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 stellata grows amongst grass and pebbles in the Eastern Cape in the districts of Port Elizabeth, Albany and Peddie. The root and stem form one large subterranean tuber. The branches are prostrate with paired spines on the margins.

Euphorbia stellata prefers a well drained soil. In habitat the plants often grow fully exposed. In very hot areas the plants may need some protection from the sun.

Euphorbia stellata in habitat.