Euphorbia buruana is a perennial succulent spiny shrublets with a large tuberous pseudo caudex, i.e., “fat root” that produces a tuft of three-winged succulent branches variegated with attractive decurrent streaks of yellowish-green in a pattern reminiscent of marble giving the stems a stretched appearance.
Euphorbias are very easy to take care of. They require a little pampering to become established, but once they are, they are self-sufficient. In fact, more die from too much care and watering than from neglect. Euphotbias need well draining soil a lots of sunlight. They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerant wet soil. Unlike most succulents, Euphorbia does not handle long periods of drought well. It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry several inches below the surface. Water deeply, but don’t let them sit in wet soil, which can cause root rot.