This fast-growing, tree-like succulent is one of the 2000 species of Euphorbia around the world. It is prized as a specimen by collectors and makes an impressive-looking sculptural element in landscapes. It can also be grown as an indoor plant, but bear in mind it will grow very tall. Grown outdoors as a feature plant it will reach 6m in height and create an open tree-like structure that has a ‘crown’ which makes it appear like a branched candelabra. This variegated version has attractive pale green stems that have a ghostly white pallor. The plant has unusual horn-shaped spines which are very sharp.
Low maintenance and easy to care for, this Euphorbia is almost self-sufficient. It needs weekly watering in summer and a spot in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Common names: Variegated African Candelabra, Candelabra Spurge, Pale Euphorbia. Native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. As with all Euphorbias, the sap is potentially toxic so handle the plant with care.
NOTE: Euphorbia’s are for ornamental purposes only. The milky sap can be toxic and can cause adverse reactions if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. Do not ingest. Euphorbias do not typically require pruning or maintenance, but take care when handling.