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Moroccan Mound

Moroccan Mound

Regular price $60.50 USD
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Plant Type: Euphorbia
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Spread: 18-24 inches
Flower Color: yellow to orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Moroccan Mound, scientifically known as Euphorbia resinifera, is a succulent plant native to Morocco. It is known for its distinctive, mound-forming growth habit and is valued for both its architectural form and ease of care.

The Moroccan Mound typically grows to about 12 to 18 inches in height and spreads 18 to 24 inches wide. It forms dense clumps of fleshy, four-sided stems that are a vibrant green color. The stems are ridged and lined with pairs of small, sharp spines along the edges, giving the plant a textured appearance.

One of the unique features of Euphorbia resinifera is its sap, which is a sticky, resinous substance. This sap has been historically used for various purposes but can be irritating to the skin and eyes, so caution should be taken when handling the plant.

The Moroccan Mound produces small, yellow or orange flowers, but these are typically inconspicuous and overshadowed by the plant's striking foliage. The flowers usually appear in the spring or summer.

This succulent prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-draining soil. It is extremely drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert landscaping. In colder climates, it can be grown in containers and brought indoors during the winter to protect it from frost.

In landscaping, the Moroccan Mound is often used as a ground cover or as an accent in succulent gardens due to its low, spreading habit and architectural form. Its dense, mound-like appearance and spiny texture make it a visually appealing addition to various garden styles.

Overall, the Moroccan Mound is a low-maintenance and visually striking plant, perfect for adding texture and interest to a garden. Its unique form and adaptability to dry conditions make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts and gardeners seeking a drought-tolerant and easy-care plant.

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