Euphorbia obesa - Baseball Plant
Euphorbia obesa is the exact kind of oddball plant we love at Pistils. This strange and rare succulent is endemic to a small region in South Africa. Sometimes called “Baseball Plant” due to its uniquely spherical shape and striations, this plant almost went extinct in the wild due to over-collecting. Fortunately, it is now well established in cultivation (though still quite hard to find). These little buttons will enlarge and take on beautiful coloring ranging from green to purple to red.
• Light: Bright diffused to direct light
• Water: Drought tolerant. Let soil completely dry between waterings
• Considerations: Use a well-draining cactus/succulent soil, and select a planter with drainage
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Euphorbia obesa that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I have been searching for this for a very long time. I was so excited that I got two. They were in perfect condition when they arrived. Every plant I have ever ordered were wrapped with care. They were always in excellent shape.