Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis

Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis - Succulent plants

Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis grows as a medium-sized shrub or small tree reaching 2-4 meters in height. Its clumps profusely from the base, one trunk may produce more than 150 branches. The stems are fleshy, stout, highly succulent, columnar, upright growing, cactus-like and they are deep green to reddish, 4 angled up to 8 cm in diameter. It produces reddish-green flowers. The red or reddish-brown fruits are hanging out of the involucrum and each contains one suspended seed. The milky sap of this Euphorbia canariensis f. viridis plant is poisonous and can cause skin irritations. Therefore Euphorbia should be handled with caution and kept away from children and pets.

Scientific classification

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. canariensis f. viridis
Scientific Name: Euphorbia canariensis f. viridis G.Kunkel
Common Name: Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis

Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis

How to grow and care Cardon Euphorbia Canariensis


It prefers full to partial sunlight. Provides good sunlight at least 3-5 hours of the day, and turn it regularly so that your plant doesn’t begin to grow lopsided.


It grows well in well-draining, gritty soils, or cactus potting mix. They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerate wet soil.


Water regularly during the growing season. You can allow the soil to dry out between each watering. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep almost completely dry in winter. Do not water too often to prevent overwatering, which can potentially kill it off.


It prefers an optimal temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit – 85 degrees Fahrenheit / 16 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius.


Fertilize every two weeks with a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer during its growing season in the spring and summer. Avoid fertilizing your plant during the fall and winter months.


It can be easily propagated by seed and cuttings. Take cutting in spring, which needs to be dried out for a couple of weeks in shade before potting. This can be tricky, because of the exuding sap. Rooting hormone is recommended with Euphorbias.

Pests and Diseases

Euphorbia may be susceptible to mealy bugs, scale insects, occasionally spider mites.

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

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