These plants are propagated from material originally collected northwest of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa (GM 007). Although some consider Euphorbia valida as synonymous with E. meloformis, we follow the older nomenclature. E. valida has more persistent peduncles, leading to a bristly appearance, and the mature plants are much taller than E. meloformis. Our plants have beautiful variegations on the plant body that are a little less striking than Euphorbia meloformis GM 223B. These plants are seedlings in 3-inch pots.