Scientific name: Euphorbia cooperi
Common name: Candelabra Tree
The tree is evergreen and has spiny candelabra-shaped branches. It should be kept out of the way of pets and children. There are yellow-green flowers in the fall.
Quick Look at Euphorbia cooperi
- Full sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent. Do not water in the Winter
- Plant grows up to 20′ (7 m) tall
Plant grows up to 4′ (1.2 m) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings and seeds
- Can be toxic to humans and animals
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Euphorbia cooperi “Candelabra Tree”
The candelabra tree grows well both indoors and out. It’s a great addition to the rock gardens. Don’t plant in an area that isn’t easy to access for pets or children.
The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water in the winter.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well under the sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Euphorbia cooperi “Candelabra Tree”
You may experience the best success with stem cuttings if you want to grow the chestnut tree.
There is a toxic latex sap that can cause irritation. Gloves and goggles are required for handling this succulent.
Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow the tree. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
The seeds of the Candelabra Tree should be sown in a well-draining soil. If you live above 9a, you can grow Euphorbia seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.