Euphorbia? Which one?

dmobrien_2001April 26, 2006

I purchased this weird plant from the SALES SHELF in the garden center at my local Lowes Home Improvement center. I thought it would make an interesting "bonzai". The only name on the label was "Euphorbia". Can anyone tell me which variety?

After the flowers drop off, a few grow into these "seed pods".

Thanks in advance.

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hablano(5OH)

Your plant I believe is E.griffithii "fireglow". My book says it is not readily available. It is very pretty.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 2:51PM
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dmobrien_2001

Thanks for the response. A quick google on E.griffithii "fireglow" brings up several pictures. I'm not sure I agree with the identification.

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    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 4:00PM
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hablano(5OH)

I was wondering about that my book didn't have a picture just a description. The euphorbia all have the thinner blue gray leaves so maybe it's not that type afterall.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 5:47PM
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jeannieg(Texas 9)

I believe it is Jatropha podagrica. It's in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Thanks, Jeannie :)

www.rareflora.com/jatrophapodagrica.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Jatropha podagrica

    Bookmark   April 27, 2006 at 8:04PM
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dmobrien_2001

I think the common name of "Buddha Belly" is not correct for this particular one. I found another site that names it:

Jatropha podagrica
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Gout Plant, Gout Stick, Gatemala Rhubarb

I think we have a winner! Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2006 at 2:31PM
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