Euphorbia canariensis



Small succulent tree that can rise up to 9ft tall. It clumps profusely from the base, one trunk may produce more than 150 branches as thick as a man's arm. The stems are deep green to reddish, 4 (rarely 5 or 6) angled up to 8 cm in diameter slightly spiraled. The lateral branches form an angle at their base, but are straight in the rest of their growth. The spines are dark shining spines in pair. Perfectly regular, straight to cow-horn shaped, spreading laterally in rows along the four corners of the columns. This is one of the more poisonous spurge. It is endemic to the canary islands.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 11
Flower : 
Dark red
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun (shade tolerant)
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
Latin Name: 
Euphorbia canariensis
Common Name: 
Canary Island Spurge, Hercules Club

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

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Houston, TX Rodeo

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