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Euphorbia tithymaloides subsp. smallii cultivars


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Americas
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Stems
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Suitable for Rooftops, Skyrise / Balcony
Thematic Landscaping Rockery / Desert Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird-Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Drought Tolerant, Shallow Media, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Seed


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery, Thick

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Master ID 34044
Species ID 8460
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Species record last updated on: 06 February 2023.