Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei
Euphorbia Gottlebei

Euphorbia gottlebei grows on steep limestone slopes in subarid deciduous thorny thickets. It is likely to have a very restricted range. Major Threats are habitat degradation, fire, collection for the national and international horticultural trade. The zone is characterized by high temperatures and distinct wet and dry seasons, but precipitation is scarce. The plants loose their leaves and flourish during the short dry season (mostly from July to August). This plant is a very spiny shrubby Euphorbia, but can still reach a 1.5 metres in height.

Origin and Habitat: Southwest of Madagascar. This species is only known from the type locality Fiherenana valley, west of Sakaraha.

Habit: It is a laxly branched shrubs.
Root: It has a long tap root.
Stem: Primary stems to 2 cm thick, densely spiny and branching annually. Thorn up to 1,5 cm long short and stiff with a wide base. The short twigs (Spurs) that also appear among the thorns on the stem leaves are short (up to 3 cm long).
Leaves: Found mainly on new growth, shedding seasonally during the dry season, narrow and slender up to 6 cm long forming a compact canopy.
Inflorescence: The inflorescences, bearing 4 to 16 small carmine flowers, are produced below the branch-tips.
Flowers (cyathia): Small, subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts, usually orange-red, but several colour variants comprising dark-red, yellow, pink, etc. has been develop in cultivation. The female organs (ovaries and stigmas) mature firstly, later replaced by the male stamens with pollen on short anthers.
Fruit: If the flower is pollinated, the stamens dry, and a shine green fruit (a triangular capsule) with three round seeds ripens in the warm days.

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

Bloom Season spring
Botanical Name Euphorbia Gottlebei
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color darkred, yellow, pink
Growth Habit shrublike, succulent
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 5 feet
Native Area Madagascar
Resistance 10° C.
Sun Exposure Light shade

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Euphorbia Gottlebei

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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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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

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Euphorbia gottlebei grows on steep limestone slopes in subarid deciduous thorny thickets. It is likely to have a very restricted range. Major Threats are habitat degradation, fire, collection for the national and international horticultural trade. The zone is characterized by high temperatures and distinct wet and dry seasons, but precipitation is scarce. The plants loose their leaves and flourish during the short dry season (mostly from July to August). This plant is a very spiny shrubby Euphorbia, but can still reach a 1.5 metres in height.

Origin and Habitat: Southwest of Madagascar. This species is only known from the type locality Fiherenana valley, west of Sakaraha.

Habit: It is a laxly branched shrubs.
Root: It has a long tap root.
Stem: Primary stems to 2 cm thick, densely spiny and branching annually. Thorn up to 1,5 cm long short and stiff with a wide base. The short twigs (Spurs) that also appear among the thorns on the stem leaves are short (up to 3 cm long).
Leaves: Found mainly on new growth, shedding seasonally during the dry season, narrow and slender up to 6 cm long forming a compact canopy.
Inflorescence: The inflorescences, bearing 4 to 16 small carmine flowers, are produced below the branch-tips.
Flowers (cyathia): Small, subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts, usually orange-red, but several colour variants comprising dark-red, yellow, pink, etc. has been develop in cultivation. The female organs (ovaries and stigmas) mature firstly, later replaced by the male stamens with pollen on short anthers.
Fruit: If the flower is pollinated, the stamens dry, and a shine green fruit (a triangular capsule) with three round seeds ripens in the warm days.

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

Bloom Season spring
Botanical Name Euphorbia Gottlebei
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color darkred, yellow, pink
Growth Habit shrublike, succulent
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 5 feet
Native Area Madagascar
Resistance 10° C.
Sun Exposure Light shade

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