The Little Succulent Shrub ‘Euphorbia Francoisii’

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If you would choose a new house plant, what would it be? Given that there’s a variety of plants available for you to choose from, do you have a specific plant in mind? A lot of new plant lovers will be considering succulents. It is a plant known for its low-maintenance features and unique appearances. It is not surprising that many people are interested in having their succulents at home. But, did you know succulents have different types too? For this article, we will learn more about a specific succulent called Euphorbia Francoisii. Continue reading the article as we will discuss this succulent’s care, origin, features, and propagation.


Euphorbia Francoisii is endemic to Madagascar. It is mainly found in its natural habitats, subtropical or tropical dry forests, or shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


This type of plant grows up to 6 inches tall. It is a relatively small plant with one of the most variable leaves in the plant kingdom. The leaves’ color varies from white, dark green, and purple to variegated. This plant’s leaves are up to 3.2 inches long and 1.2 inches wide. This plant produces yellowish-green to pinkish flowers. Euphorbia Francoisii bloom from late spring to early summer. Generally, this plant needs a little pampering to become established, but once they are okay, they are self-sufficient.

Ideal Sunlight And Temperature

Euphorbia Francoisii prefers full sunlight. They also need a lot of time under the same when placed indoors. This plant’s USDA hardiness zones are 10a to 11b with 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures…

How To Water Euphorbia Francoisii

Euphorbia Francoisii doesn’t need much watering. However, unlike most succulents, they are not drought-resistant and might need more watering during the summer season. Most of them die due to overwatering than drought, that is why it is very important to avoid too much watering or letting the water stay for too long on the soil. Ensure to water profoundly and only water whenever the soil dries out already.

What Fertilizer Euphorbia Francoisii Prefers?

You may feed Euphorbia Francoisii through your planting hole. It is safe to feed your plant with a half-strength fertilizer monthly, especially if you notice that you plant it in poor soil.

Ideal Soil

It is advisable to use a well-draining soil mixture to plant your Euphorbia Francoisii. You may add sand, clay, and porous type of soil. It is essential to ensure that the soil ground is well-draining to avoid poor drainage that may cause root rot and other diseases.

Repotting And Pruning

Euphorbia Francoisii can be repotted any time of the year. When you place your plant in a new container, make sure that you don’t pack the root tightly, as this could restrict the growth of this plant. You may do this by laying out the seeds over an inch below the surface of the removed media. After this, fill up the pot with well-draining soil. This method ensures that there is plenty of room for root development. To promote health and vibrancy, it is also advisable to prune the plant. Pruning will remove dead or old-growth from your plant.

Euphorbia Francoisii Propagation

You may propagate your plant through stem cuttings and seed methods. Below is the step-by-step guideline for your easy reference.

Propagation through cuttings

  • For the cuttings method, it is advisable to do this during spring.
  • You may cut just below a leaf node and then place them into the soil.
  • You may mist it lightly and put it in bright and filtered light.
  • In about two weeks, you might expect your cuttings to be rooted.
  • You may also now transfer your Euphorbia Francoisii to a more permanent location.

Propagating through seeds

  • Propagating through seedings is not recommended as it takes a lot of years before knowing if you succeeded or not.
  • Propagation through seeds takes more time and patience.
  • You may keep your soil moist after planting the seeds until they germinate.
  • To successfully follow this method, make sure that you plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture
  • Better to place your pot indoors or in a more relaxed place.


purple leaves of euphorbia francoisii
Photo by @stvclub_ru via Instagram

Final Words

All in all, this article aims to help us appreciate more Euphorbia Francoisii. It is an adorable small succulent that is easy to care for. A watch-out point for this plant is that it might need extra care at the beginning or when the plant is still a baby. But afterward, your plant will become self-sufficient. Just like other succulents, Euphorbia Francoisii will thrive with the perfect amount of sunlight, water, and soil.

Feeding Euphorbia Francoisii with fertilizer is not necessary but an ideal help when you notice that your plant might need some extra nutrients. We hope you are more curious and excited to get your new house plant through this article. Here are a few more suggestions for you to continue the exploration of Succulent City:

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