(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: Euphorbia viguieri is a very plant with an angular, bright green stem with vertical, spiralling whitish thorns and vibrant red top-knots of floral parts. It is not a cactus, although it looks like one.
Cultivation and propagation: Euphorbia viguieri is a very ornamental species, easy to grow and suited for any well drained soil on bright light. It can be cultivated in open air in tropical or subtropical climate zones, in full sun, or (preferably) in light shade, on perfectly draining calcareous soils. But young plant are happy growing indoors too.
Growing rate: It is a slow grower.
Exposure: bright light to full sun.
Hardiness: protect from frost.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
Another new specimen for me to grow... I don't know exactly how it will develop, but the plant sent was already vivid pink-ribbed and I eagerly await to see the growth pattern. Euphorbias are always a favorite and never fail to intrigue! This plants looks kind of like a desert rose with its foliage, only showier!
My order was absolutely beautiful, except for this plant. It seems to be putting up a good fight but the leaves are next to none I have two new leaves coming and I'm hoping to get the spider mite infestation under control. It did not arrive with pretty pink variegation in the leaves. There were only two leaves. They looked pale and the life was ****** out of them. Unfortunately, all of my plants have suffered some sort of spider mite issue, I think because this plant was in the box. I would order cacti from here again but I have another succulent that is not doing well from the same order.