Euphorbia Obesa – The Plant That Looks Like Baseball
Euphorbia obesa is a subtropical succulent species of Euphorbia genus. It comes from South Africa, especially in the Cape Province. Euphorbia obesa resembles a ball, thornless and decorative.
It is commonly known as ‘baseball plant’ due to its shape. Its diameter is between 6 cm and 15 cm depending on its age. Young Euphorbia obesa’s are spherical, but become cylindrical with age.
It is green with horizontal lighter or darker stripes. In the wild and with exposure to direct sunlight, it shows red and purple areas. The plant is dioecious, which means that a subject has only male or female flowers.