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botanical name:
Euphorbia atropurpurea
Euphorbia atropurpurea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Shrubby Spurge, Tabaiba majorera, Tabaiba roja
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit:
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: maroon
fruit colour: maroon
stem/bark: light brown
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 8°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Subshrub with branching, thick succulent stems topped by rosettes of glaucous blue-green leaves. The tiny flowers have conspicuous dark purple-red bracts. Flowers in late winter and spring and is followed by reddish seed capsules.

cultivation:
Well drained, dryish, rocky soil in sun. Drought tolerant. Needs a warm position and is not frost hardy.
Should be kept fairy dry in winter.

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Sub-tropical gardens, conservatory plant

other notes:
Native to Tenerife, Canary Islands

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