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Tree Euphorbia ( cactus like ) and Tree Aloe.


By Stan510

Tree Euphorbia ( cactus like ) and Tree Aloe. (Euphorbia ammak)

That big white cactus like plant is now close to 20 years old. Still growing I don't know what the ultimate size is.
Also- I have had to prune the lower branches as they were growing low to the sidewalk and that also figures in the overall form.

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That's a big 'un Stan! Did it bleed much when you chopped it? Looks quite elegant doesn't it?
I've never seen an aloe that size either - rather too big for a 6x8 greenhouse!

14 Nov, 2021


Not much. Very little. If I hadn't had to prune off the lower branches it would come across as much more substantial instead of the svelte is it. Thats small yard gardening for you.

14 Nov, 2021


It looks rather elegant like that anyway.

14 Nov, 2021


You pruned it in to a wonderful shape, Stan. Quite a stunner.

19 Nov, 2021



It’ll grow to at least 30 ft (10 m) tall. I’ve posted some on GoY that are taller in the past. Euphorbia ammak definitely grows much slower than Euphorbia ingens. E. ingens grows massive and so much taller, to 60 ft (18 m) tall.

19 Nov, 2021


Thanks all. Its anybody's guess how old they get also. I bought this one pretty much when they were first sold in the San Francisco bay area. I have spotted one biggie and another was getting large but its now been blocked from sight by a very fast growing Giant Bird of Paradise. I remember when he planted both of them.
The other day I drove by a Queen palm that also was part of that big wave of Queen palms sold in the bay area around 1995 or so. Its top had snapped off. I have never seen a palm lose its top. I've never seen a palm blown over in a storm..shows how they are storm ready.

20 Nov, 2021


Queen palms are notorious for blowing over and the crowns snapping off. Most palms tolerate extremely high winds without falling over or being snapped. I think it’s because queen palms have small root-balls is why they blow over.

23 Nov, 2021


It for sure was wind because the break was jagged. Not pruned.

23 Nov, 2021

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