(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).
Euphorbia leistneri is a species of succulent plant in the Euphorbiaceae family. It is endemic to northwest-Namibia and southwest-Angola near the Kunene river. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. E. leistneri is closely related to Euphorbia monteiri.
Description: It has big bamboo shaped leaves that come off of seperate columns that grow vertical.
Ideal light conditions: sun with partial shade
Ideal water conditions: moderate in summer, drier in winter
From northern Namibia, this species is a multibranched shrub to short tree. The stems are variously angled and green, and light green leaves with reddish bases decorate the ends of the stems. The cyathia are pale green.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Ruby ball|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Origin||Namibia and angola|
|Scientific Name||Euphorbia leistneri|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|