African Cathedral Plant

Euphorbia heterochroma


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Introducing the African Cathedral Plant, a remarkable member of the diverse Euphorbia plant genus. With over 5000 species to its name, Euphorbia offers a world of captivating botanical wonders. Originating from Tanzania, the African Cathedral Plant carries a rich history of traditional medicinal use, where it was employed to treat a variety of ailments, ranging from fevers to migraines to insanity.

This spiny succulent shrub commands attention, growing up to an impressive height of 2 meters. Its striking branches display attractive patterns and have the unique ability to root themselves when they come into contact with the ground. Adding to its allure, the African Cathedral Plant bursts into beautiful bright yellow blooms, creating a stunning contrast against its spiny foliage.

Well-suited for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant gardens, this plant thrives in conditions where water conservation is key. It prefers a position of light shade, providing a balance of sunlight and protection for optimal growth. It is important to note that certain parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested, and its sharp edges require caution when handling.

Please be aware that Euphorbia plants, including the African Cathedral Plant, are intended for ornamental purposes only. The milky sap produced by these plants can be toxic and may cause adverse reactions if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. Ingestion should be strictly avoided. While Euphorbias generally do not require frequent pruning or maintenance, care should be taken when handling them due to their sharp edges.

Embrace the captivating allure of the African Cathedral Plant, an enchanting addition to any botanical collection or garden. Its historical significance and remarkable features make it a conversation starter, while its vibrant yellow blooms bring a touch of brilliance to your landscape. Revel in its resilient nature and unique charm, remembering to exercise caution when caring for this extraordinary succulent.


130 mm pot, Cutting