Tall, thin, flat succulent

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Date Photo Taken: April 25, 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: jerich770


This cutting was taken off a single stalk which was over 6 feet tall. It was growing indoors in front of a tall window facing north, and was sharing a 15 inch pot with five or six similar stalks. The owner has had this plant over 30 years.


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    There are around two thousand species of Euphorbia, and this appears to be Euphorbia trigona, but the sample is a bit etiolated (stretched due to low light) so it’s difficult to make an exact i.d.

    May 4th, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  2. jerich770 Unregistered says:

    Close enough – THANK YOU!
    My plant is like the Euphorbia trigona in all respects, except it has only 2 sides, instead of 3 sides like the “trigona”. A “bigona” perhaps?
    I should have made and included another photo that more clearly showed the thin, flat profile of its 2 sides. Still, there is no doubt it is a very, very close cousin to the “trigona”. Or maybe it’s an aberration of a trigona adjusting to low light over so many years.
    Thanks again!

    May 5th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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