Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi
Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi

Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Description: E. decaryi is a small, leafy succulent with a shrub-like development. It is a mat-forming species and spreads almost horizontally on the ground by means of rhizomes.

The Euphorbia decaryi growth form illustrates the typical horizontal habit of most Madagascan euphorbias.

Flowers: Beige, bell-shaped.

Cultivation: E. decaryi is one of those plants that turn out to be difficult if treated as a difficult plant and kept too dry. They are indeed easy to cultivate although slow growing. In the heat of summer, the plant needs a good amount of water. Even in winter its soil should never completely dry out. Though it tolerates a dry over-wintering, it then gets in trouble in spring when it has to produce new roots. These plants don't seem to love being blasted by the sun in the summer but prefer bright light, and will therefore not make demands on your prime growing space.

The ideal temperature in summer is about 25°C; in winter above 15°C.  They can grow both in pots and in the ground in areas with mild climate, but they can even be grown indoors. Reported as cold sensitive they can indeed survive outdoors, where they proved to be able to take some light frost with minimal damage.

Use a very draining loose compost, and place the plant in a wide flat bowl.  If the plant remains dormant after repotting, you can rouse it with a shock

 

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

Blooming Season Late spring-mid summer
Common Name Euphorbia decaryi
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance 0 ° c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Height Under 6 in
Origin Madagascar
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi
Shape -
Sun Exposure Partial to full shade

Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi


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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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