euphorbia myrsinites

I’m trying to break the habit my mom passed on to me of only saying the genus of a plant’s latin name…. that’s not helpful lol like there are some specific plants I only know as “Euphorbia” or “Begonia” and like… do you know how many Euphorbia there are that look NOTHING ALIKE…. do you know how many Begonia there are that are RADICALLY DIFFERENT 

like Euphorbia especially it can look like this (most common to see in a greenhouse… it’s an annual good for showiness by itself or in a pot with other upright flowers) and is usually listed as just ‘Euphorbia hybrid’ but it’s usually a E. hypericifolia and E. graminea hybrid … I think

Euphorbia is also….. poinsettias. That’s Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia cotinifolia is a tree from Mexico and South America

Euphorbia horrida is basically a cactus

Euphorbia ingens is…. a cactus tree, though you often see these commercially before they get to the tree stage

Then, Euphorbia myrsinites… looks like a stretchy echeveria almost

This is Euphorbia obesa

And there are way too many for me to keep going honestly a lot of the commonly sold “cacti” are actually Euphorbia.