Sharing a foothold with an equally enterprising Crassula rupestris plant, this Euphorbia mammillaris is making it in trying circumstances on a nearly vertical cliff. It has managed a few branches, also higher up on a stem. Blooming will likely happen in season. The colouring is less lush than that of other plants of its species benefiting from deep soil on level ground for effective sourcing of nourishment.
This plant proves once more that the functional requirements for delivering the next generation can be conducted effectively in spite of unimaginable environmental stress. Procreation for sustaining the species is the most universal life goal programmed into the nature of living things.