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Euphorbia antisyphilitica (Candelilla)

Euphorbia antisyphilitica

This spiky, upright Chihuahuan desert native occurs in New Mexico, west Texas and into Mexico. The nearly leafless gray-green stems are pencil-like in appearance and have a waxy coating. Small creamy white flowers with red centers are produced in clusters following spring and summer rains. The milky sap may cause skin irritation. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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