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Euphorbia ecklonii
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Although originally described from the Riversdale district, the plants also occur further to the west.The plants resemble some other related Euphorbia e.g. Euphorbia tuberosa, but can be distinguished from the others by the leaves being flat on the ground.

It is a winter grower and during the summer months the plants lose their leaves leaving only the tubers underground. Cultivation is not easy and the plants can easily rot. The plants should receive water mainly in winter and be grown in a well drained sandy soil.


Euphorbia ecklonii Euphorbia ecklonii Euphorbia ecklonii
Plant in habitat. A female plant in cultivation.



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