Euphorbia balsamifera



The Euphorbia balsamifera is indigenous to the Canary islands and West Africa. It is coveted by bonsai collectors. This succulent's appearance can be quite variable. Some bushes remain incredibly short, sporting creeping stems that are barely exposed to the wind. Others, grow larger/succulent trunks like bonsai trees!


Euphorbia balsamifera subs. eubalsamifera Maire
Tithymalus balsamifer (Aiton) Haw.
Euphorbia balsamifera subs. sepium (N.E.Br.) Maire
Euphorbia sepium N.E.Br.
Euphorbia capazii Caball.
Euphorbia rogeri N.E.Br.
Euphorbia balsamifera subs. adenensis (Deflers) P.R.O.Bally
Euphorbia balsamifera subs. adenensis (Deflers) P.R.O.Bally
Euphorbia adenensis Deflers
Euphorbia balsamifera subs. adenensis Govaerts in Govaerts, Frodin & Radcl.-Sm.
Tithymalus adenensis (Deflers) Soják

Plant Details
Latin Name: 
Euphorbia balsamifera
Common Name: 
Balsam Spurge, Sweet Tabaiba

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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