Previous plant

Euphorbia filiflora

Next plant

Photo by Indra Susandi.

The thread-like flowers by Frank Vincentz,

Author: Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1913
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  10-30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia filiflora var. nana, G.Will.
Euphorbia nelii,
A.C. White, R.A. Dyer & B. Sloane, 1941.
Euphorbia meyeri
Nel. 1933.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth in 1913. It is found in the border area between South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten or even 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are green and yellow.

The genera name; Euphorbia dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species name means 'thread-like flowers'.