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Euphorbia ammak - African Candelabra

Euphorbia ammak - African Candelabra (Euphorbia ammak - African Candelabra)

This is a pretty tall and large African Candelabra. It looks very much like the green E. ingens. Photo taken Aug. 9, 2012 in San Diego, CA.

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I really do like these cactus type Euphorbia Delonix.

12 Aug, 2012



If it's trimmed and shaped it looks very nice.

12 Aug, 2012


I kinda like the "wild" look...............

12 Aug, 2012


It's definitely wild!

13 Aug, 2012


I think you told me that the cactus I was given this spring, and have kept in the greenhouse, is an Euphorbia. What an amazing silhouette..

18 Aug, 2012


Most likely. There's hundreds of Euphorbia species and varieties!

19 Aug, 2012


It looks like this one...does the new growth have leaf-like structures on the new shoots? it's starting to branch out too... likes the hot greenhouse environs. will post a progress pic.

22 Aug, 2012


There's so many cactus-like Euphorbia species. I can almost bet the one you have wasn't this one. This plant doesn't grow well indoors. Euphorbia ammak doesn't have any leaves. Its stems are actually variegated.

Most likely you have E. commonly grown as a house plant. I can get grow to about 20ft/6m tall in the many years.

22 Aug, 2012


Thanks D1. It's loving the greenhouse at present...hope I can keep it well enough over the winter.

24 Aug, 2012


I know E. trigona doesn't tolerate very cold temps. Maybe a brief exposure to 28ºF (-2ºC) will not hurt it.

24 Aug, 2012


I will be sure to bring it in when our night temps dip toward the negatories...don't want to take any chances!

30 Aug, 2012


That's a good idea! :>)

31 Aug, 2012

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