Euphorbia multiramosa is distributed on the desert plains of the Richterveld, from Vioolsdrift to Jakkalswater. Further recordings have also been made around Alexander Bay.
This dwarf succulent plant is irregularly shaped and can reach a height of some 20 cm.
Euphorbia multiramosa differs from the related E namaquensis in having a more compact distribution of branches, the peduncles being less persistent than in E namaquensis and the cyathia (specialized flowers) are always produced singly and not in small cymes like often seen in E namaquensis. There are also other floral differences.
When cultivating Euphorbia multiramosa it must be remembered that the plants grow fully exposed in hot desert conditions. Water with care and then leave the soil to dry out for a considerable time.
Propagation is from seed.
Euphorbia multiramosa, a cultivated plant originating from near Umdaus in the Richtersveld.