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 pseudoglobosa is endemic to the Southern Cape coastal area from the Riversdale district westwards.

The main stem and tuberous root of the plants form one underground body, with the branches protruding partly above. The plants appear to be related to Euphorbia susannae and Euphorbia juglands both of which are found in the desert-like Little Karoo.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings. Euphorbia pseudoglobosa should be planted in a well drained sandy soil. Cultivation is not difficult if the soil is allowed to dry out between waterings.

Euphorbia pseudoglobosa from Rooivlei.

Euphorbia pseudoglobosa, a female plant full of fruit.