Square stem, oblong leaves

by Bev Hammon
(Valleyview, AB. Canada)


Poisonous Succulent Plant

Square stem, leaves, sets seed often, I have attached picture.

Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Bev, this looks to be the Madagascar Jewel plant, which goes by the name of Euphorbia leuconeura.

It's a Euphorbia, so like all of it's kin, must be treated with respect, as the sap is quite poisonous, and can cause blindness and dermatitis.

You can see more about this plant here: Jewel of Madagascar on Dave's Garden Website.

For more on this interesting genus of plants, check out the page on Euphorbia on this site. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more examples.

Jacki

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