Euphorbia stygiana subsp. santamariae

An extremely endangered and very recently introduced rarity that is limited to about 50 individuals in the wild on one Azorean island. Rather different from the straight species, this wants to be a small tree, as it is in the wild, with strong apical dominance and vigorous growth. Foliage is quite different too, less leathery with a faint bluish bloom. In dry conditions this remains smaller and more shrubby. Rounded terminal heads of dark red-brown and soft-yellow honey scented flowers in spring. Liable to hybridisation in cultivation, these are 100% pure.

Pot size: 2L
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