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Euphorbia caput-medusae (Medusa's head euphorbia)

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Plant description

euphorbia caput medusae medusas head

euphorbia caput medusae medusas head.

Euphorbia caput-medusae is a curious looking succulen,t perennial plant with knobbly, snake-like stems arising from a central growing point. It will reach a metre across. It has clusters of fragrant flowers in winter and spring on the end of the stems. Grows well in a large container, and is an interesting garden plant that twists and trails over the ground.

Euphorbia like a sunny spot, but may neeed protection from the hottest summer sun. Likes a well drained, gritty soil. Protect from frost. Will tolerate dry spells.

Propagate from stem cuttings. Remove and let the cutting callous over before planting.

The milky sap from this plant is an eye and skin irritant.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring winter

Scent

The flowers are fragrant

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0.7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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