Orchid? Succulent? Neither?

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Date Photo Taken: 03/25/2013
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Posted By: GRDN401


Hi! I had to try my hand at caring for this plant the moment I saw it because it’s so unusual! Unfortunately when I purchased it I could not get much information on it other than it requires full sun and a well draining sandy soil. I’ve had it on my patio here in southern CA for about 8 months now and it seems to be doing well but really has not grown much. It’s flowers are orchid like but the leaves and stems are like a succulent. Any info would be much appreciated!


  1. stone Unregistered says:

    It looks like a euphorbia of some type…
    I’m not really a fan of e genus, can’t say exactly which one you have… They generally do well with full sun, and little water… I’m kinda surprised that your’s has so little leafy growth…

    April 1st, 2013 at 9:18 am
  2. Karen Unregistered says:

    It looks like kalanchoe to me

    April 1st, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  3. GRDN401 Unregistered says:

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! =)
    It is a Euphorbia, “Masai Spurge” or EUPHORBIA NEOCOCCINEA to be exact.

    April 2nd, 2013 at 12:02 am
  4. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Good job Stone!

    April 2nd, 2013 at 8:05 am

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