This hybrid between Euphorbia obesa and E. globosa is an interesting and unusual plant, with small almost globular heads, branching freely to form a clumping mass of stems. It is easy in cultivation, and will soon make a good sized clump.
The stems of this species comes the closest to a perfectly spherical ball therefore, earning its name of baseball plant. The stems are comprised of 8 very shallow ribs.
The ribs bear minute tubercles at their centres, from which the flower buds emerge, and its nearly microscopic leaves are produced and are very short lived.
Obesa can slowly grow to 20 cm in height with a diameter of 30 cm.
This rare succulent from Kenya makes an attractive plant for warm, dry environments.
Euphorbia succulent varieties are easy to grow and are suited to any well drained soil in full sun. They grow well when there is a layer of brick and charcoal pieces, on top of which sandy loam soil is spread. They need little maintenance. Young plant are happy growing indoors
Ideal for windowsill & pot culture.
For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.
Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.