Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia caput-medusae

Euphorbia caput-medusae is a sprawling, succulent shrub that resembles the head of Medusa, with a rosette of narrow, serpent-like stems arising from a short, central caudex. The whole plant sometimes exceeds 1 meter in diameter, but more frequently is about 40-70 cm wide. Euphorbia caput-medusae is an easy species to grow.

Growing rate: It is a relatively slow growing and long-lived plant and once established, it will be content in its position and with its soil for years.

Exposure: It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun.

Hardiness: This spurge has tolerated temperatures down to –6ºC and even a little snow. (USDA Zones 9-12)

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Summer, fall
Botanical Name Euphorbia caputmedusae
Common Name Medusa's head
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Green, yellow brown, purple
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9 , 10, 11
Mature Size 25 in. tall, 35 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Dwarf succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil, porous, loamy, welldraining, aerating
Special Features Fringe like appendages
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets(Keeps away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

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Euphorbia caput-medusae

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Euphorbia caput-medusae is a sprawling, succulent shrub that resembles the head of Medusa, with a rosette of narrow, serpent-like stems arising from a short, central caudex. The whole plant sometimes exceeds 1 meter in diameter, but more frequently is about 40-70 cm wide. Euphorbia caput-medusae is an easy species to grow.

Growing rate: It is a relatively slow growing and long-lived plant and once established, it will be content in its position and with its soil for years.

Exposure: It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun.

Hardiness: This spurge has tolerated temperatures down to –6ºC and even a little snow. (USDA Zones 9-12)

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Summer, fall
Botanical Name Euphorbia caputmedusae
Common Name Medusa's head
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Green, yellow brown, purple
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9 , 10, 11
Mature Size 25 in. tall, 35 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Dwarf succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil, porous, loamy, welldraining, aerating
Special Features Fringe like appendages
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets(Keeps away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

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