Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small

Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag

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Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag

Description: Euphorbia pseudocactus is a multi-branched, dwarf-stemmed succulent shrub that, as its name suggests, resembles a cactus. The stems often have distinctive yellow V-shaped markings. Plants eventually form large mounded clumps branching from the base and above, 60-120 cm tall and up to 2 m in diameter.
Stem: Acutely-angled, irregular, constricted in broad, twisted, obovate to triangular segments about 5-15 cm long, which usually represents a year of growth. These segments are green of varying shades, conspicuously and ornamentally decorated with horizontal or "U" shaped grey-yellow or greenish-yellow markings. The difference in colour and markings has lead to the introduction of invalid names based purely on colour. On cross section the segments have very thin walls and irregular diameter varying from 2,5 to 7 cm.
Ribs: 3 to 5 (but usually 4) angular with wavy edges and sinuate teeth up to 1.5 cm apart.
Stipular spines: Stout 5-12 mm long joined in a horny margin. This margin is usually a white/grey, as are the spines. These often have a dark brown or black tip.
Leaves: Leaves only appear briefly, less then 3 mm at the very tips of the growing canters only, briefly in summer.
Inflorescences (cymes): 1-3 in an horizontal line from the "flowering eyes", mid-way between each set of spines, simple. Peduncles 2 mm.
Flowers (cyathia): Up to 7 mm across. Nectar glands oblong, yellow and touching.
Fruits (capsules): Subsessile, acutely lobed, to 14 mm across.
Seeds: Subglobose, 3 mm in diameter smooth.
Bloom Season: Late winter through Late Summer


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Blooming Season Mid Spring
Common Name Zig-Zag Plant
Dormancy -
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Bright Yellow
Frost Tolerance 32F (0°C)
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia pseudocactus Zig Zag small
Shape candelabra shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun
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