How to grow Euphorbia greenwayi

Euphorbia greenwayi grow and care – succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia greenway, Euphorbia greenwayi perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Euphorbia greenwayi stems

Stem erect or weeping in color green or variegated green with blue or gray with spines in the color red or yellow, the edge of the stem can be clear or become wavy.

Flower color yellow, the flowers small in trumpet shape and grow next to each thorns.

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How to grow Euphorbia greenwayi growing and care:

Well drained soil, even dry most of the time, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – sowing in the spring in sunny location keep soil lightly moist (be aware care not over water), better that the soil will be sandy with good drainage / Vegetative reproduction – start from cutting, cut the stems at least 5cm (2inches) easier like this, can be bigger but then need support that won’t fall, better to cut the stem in the connection between the stems and even possible to use air layering, after cut the stem need to wait until the cut area will hill, keep the stem in shade and dry location, important the drainage of the soil, do not over water, and let it dry little bit between water but don’t let it fully dry, shade in the beginning it’s important for the stem, after establish need to expose slowly to the sun.

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do and care for cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:
thorns, poisonous plant can cause skin irritation

Recommended planting season?
Spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-12, and better spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Branch that starts to grow on the side or horizontal, for design

Size of the plant?
20-70 cm, 8-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, let the plant dry between watering and don’t over-water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, container or clay pot that will be 20-50% bigger (not need deep because the root shallow) for good drainage that important use in the bottom of the container with little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles, soil should be plant potting mix, make holes in the container for good drainage, switch the soil after few years – removing the plant from their pots, take paper and put slowly the plant on the paper, possible to “help” the plant with the hands better to cover with papers or plastic wrap, after that prepare again the “little rocks” in the bottom, put part of the plant potting mix, take the plant with and locate it in the new place, if it’s small take the soil mix with spoon and organize it (not to get the spines in hands) if it’s bigger use small garden shovel and squeeze the soil that the plant will be stable and won’t fall, sometimes when it’s not stable better to add some stick that will hold the plant.

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers in trumpet shape and grow next to each thorns

Scientific name:

Euphorbia greenwayi

How to grow Euphorbia greenwayi

Euphorbia greenwayi


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12