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Euphorbia tithymaloides cultivars subsp. smallii

Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Bird-Attracting Green Roof Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought Shallow Media Woody


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Species Epithet Type
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Americas
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Stems
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Green Roof, 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
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: 14 June 2021.