Baseball Plant (Euphorbia obesa)
Native to South Africa, this unusual round succulent has alternating ridges and furrows, resembling a baseball. It reaches between 2-5” wide depending on its age and can be found on rocky hillsides and cliffs in its native land. Inconspicuous flowers appear in summer on top of the plant. Like many succulents, Euphorbia obesa is somewhat slow growing but can tolerate dry conditions. It makes an ideal houseplant for the gardener who travels frequently since this succulent requires minimal watering. It also grows well on a sunny patio or deck or rock garden in warm, southern zones.