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Basic Info

Euphorbia Polygona is also known as ‘Snowflake’ is best known to be a beautiful looking plant. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 30 cm (12″) tall and about 60 cm (24″) in diameter. The plant is best known to be bright green to light green with dark ribs. When the plant finally produces flowers expect purple flowers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbiodeae
Tribe: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia

Care and Propagation Information


Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’

Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ is one of the more beautiful cacti for people who enjoy adding new colors to their garden. Be sure to handle the plant with care as it produces toxic chemicals.

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor
  • Grows 30 cm (12″) tall
  • Grows up to 60 cm (24″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 F)
  • Best propagated by offsets
  • Generally known to be harmful for people and animals
  • Generally known to be Winter dormant

Where to Plant

Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’

Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ can be propagated by offsets. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. If you want to learn better how to propagate your plant, read this post.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ From Offsets

Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ propagates from offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you might wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

How to Propagate Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ Using Seeds

This succulent type is grows many offsetts so this method does not have to be used. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Euphorbia Polygona or ‘Snowflake’ is known to be native to South Africa.

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