Euphorbia obesa, also known as the baseball or basketball plant, is a distinctive succulent native to South Africa. This plant gets its common names due to its round and compact shape, resembling a baseball or basketball. Its small, spherical form typically reaches about 6 inches (15 centimeters) in diameter and features a pale green to bluish-green coloration. Euphorbia obesa is favored by succulent enthusiasts for its unique appearance and straightforward care requirements.
This plant needs plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Additionally, provide well-draining soil and avoid overwatering, as Euphorbia obesa is susceptible to root rot in excessively moist conditions.
However, they do enjoy more water than their convergently evolved brethren. Avoid freezes and water less often in the winter.
Photographed in a 3.5” pot