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Naboom detail

Naboom detail

Naboom

Naboom

A few years ago while staying at a B & B in Kwazulu Natal, I took the smallest slip from a really neglected plant, never thinking for a moment that it would grow into this magnificent plant.

The Naboom (Euphorbia ingens)ย are easy to grow low maintenance plants, which make a wonderful addition to a rockery or succulent garden.

The flowers attract butterflies, bees and other insects, which collect pollen and nectar from them, pollinating the trees in the process. The seeds are a good source of food for many fruit and berry eating birds. Birds also like nesting in these trees; hole-nesting birds such as woodpeckers often use dead sections.

The latex of this tree is extremely toxic and can cause severe skin irritations, blindness and severe illness to humans and animals if swallowed.

 

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