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Euphorbia symmetrica

South African, endangered. Globose stem to 150mm diameter, later occasionally offsetting. Not difficult in warm position in a pot. “...round fat plum puddings tied up in tartan cloths”.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

A particularly well-marked example.
Old plant with offsets, not columnar as in E.obesa.
Flatter and discoidal.
These flowerbuds are really living up to its name!
Like a bantam with its chicks.
Octasymmetry.
E.symmetrica offsets, E.obesa elongates. Here we have a very old plant, 24 heads in a 30 cm bowl.
The other side.
Here is a younger plant just beginning its offsetting phase.
A particularly well-marked example.
Old plant with offsets, not columnar as in E.obesa.
Flatter and discoidal.
These flowerbuds are really living up to its name!
Like a bantam with its chicks.
Octasymmetry.
E.symmetrica offsets, E.obesa elongates. Here we have a very old plant, 24 heads in a 30 cm bowl.
The other side.
Here is a younger plant just beginning its offsetting phase.