How to grow Euphorbia lambii

Euphorbia lambii grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia bourgeana or Tree Euphorbia, Euphorbia lambii perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant and its drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Euphorbia lambii leaves (Euphorbia bourgaeana)

Leaves color green greyish with linear shape.

Flower color green-yellowish with 2 petals the flower petal makes round or heart shape the flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Euphorbia lambii growing and care:

Well-drained soil, even dry most of the time, sandy soil, prefer more than 5C but can survive frost, when the stems become older must use support or cut.

What is the best way to start growing Euphorbia bourgaeana?
Plant / Seed – sowing in the spring to summer in sunny location keep soil lightly moist (be aware do not over water), better that the soil will be sandy with good drainage / Vegetative reproduction – start from cutting, cut the stems minimum 5cm (2inches) easier like this, can be bigger but then need support that won’t fall, after cut the stem keep the stem in shade and dry location need to wait until the cut area will hill it’s protect and care for pathogens and pests, plant it in soil with good drainage, do not over water, and let it dry little bit between water but don’t let it fully dry, shade with light 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 start from cutting and harder from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxic that can cause skin irritation

Recommended planting season?
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11, all year hardiness zone 12+

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design, possible to design as small tree

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, do not over-water, and let it dry between watering, also can manage bigger amount of water with right drainage

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Green-yellowish with 2 petals the flower petal makes round or heart shape the flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Euphorbia bourgeana

Alternative names: Euphorbia bourgeana, Euphorbia lambiorum

How to grow Euphorbia lambii

Euphorbia lambii grow information

Euphorbia lambii grow and care

Euphorbia lambii leaves

Growing Euphorbia lambii

Euphorbia lambii plant care

Euphorbia lambii


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • 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
  • Hardiness zone 13