Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Cactus Monday It's Euphorbia's!

Euphorbia Ammak Variegata micro

Euphorbia Ammak Variegata

One of my favorite Euphorbia species! I love the variegated trunk. And it always puts out these tiny variegated leaves with the new growth. I was lucky enough last year to have this photo noticed by Arkive. They used this and another photo to show this succulent on there website. It is a site that saves film, photographs and other multimedia of endangered species. You should check it out. I believe that this plant is no longer endangered because I can no longer find it on the website. That is great, because it is really pretty! There are many other Euphorbia's that are listed though! Euphorbia's are one of those species of succulent that a lot of people think are cactus. They have sharp spines but they are not cactus.

Euphorbia Ammak Variegata

Full view of the same Succulent

Euphorbia mammillaris in Crassula muscosa

Euphorbia mammillaris in Crassula muscosa

I love the pink spines on this euphorbia. The body is a combination of light green and the pink! It is really pretty!

Flowers of Euphorbia mammillaris

The same succulent blooming! Aren't they tiny?

Euphorbia pugniformis f. cristata

Euphorbia pugniformis f. cristata

I found this Euphorbia a couple of years ago. It looks different at every season. Sometimes in the winter it looks really red color. I have only seen a couple of flowers on it and they are very tiny and yellow. Most of Euphorbia flowers are very small!

Euphorbia enopla

Euphorbia Enopla

The red spines against the green on this Euphorbia make it really striking!


Macro of the top right before it bloomed.

Euphorbia hybrid suzanne

Euphorbia hybrid suzanne

Pencil Plant (Euphorbia tirucalli) with friends

Euphorbia tirucalli (pencil plant) with friends

Another of my favorite of all succulents. These plants grow really fast but they do not do well in cold weather. I lose a plant or two every winter. I think I will have to bring them inside this year! Something else you should know about Euphorbia's is that when they are cut or broken then release a sticky white sap. This is pretty poisonous and can really irritate the skin. So be very careful when handling and do not rub your eyes!!!

That's it for this Cactus Monday my friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween weekend. Have a great week! HCM!!!!


Evelyn said...

HCM Candy. I'm in lurve with all your Euphorbias. Gorgeous!

Spiky Obsession said...

Lovely plants, great photos

marianne said...

Wow candy such gorgeous pictures!
Wish I'd live in a climate like that!

Happy Cactus Monday!

Teri C said...

Wow, this was a lesson, a beautiful leasson, in Euphorbias! I never knew all these beauties existed. Thank you.


NotSoAngryRedHead said...

What a great selection of plants to feature! I also have a Euphorbia ammak!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much everyone! Love all my new succulent lover friends!

Julie said...

Happy CM, Candy! I missed it today due to starting work! Yeah!

These are some beautiful euphorbias! Sometimes I think it would be so amazing to collect them all...but could one ever do that??? Big job!

Yours are devine!!!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

What an education here. I'm going to have to post some more cacti that I have in my files from visits to the local conservatory. I forget how great succulents are. I LOVE the variegated euphorbia!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Pretty cactus!! The shapes are so beautiful.. curls, frills, delicate!! You have a keen eye for beautiful finds!!

Mandy said...

These are all simply gorgeous! I can see why they're amoung your favorites! said...

My goodness!! Your plants are absolutely beautiful! Great planters too :)