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Euphorbia flanaganii cristata in 8" LARGE SPECIMEN Live Succulent

Euphorbia flanaganii cristata in 8" LARGE SPECIMEN Live Succulent

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This is for the exact Euphorbia flanaganii cristata shown which has crested areas, monstrose areas, and areas of normal growth too! Including very rare cresting of the main caudex.
This is a one of a kind collectors specimen.
Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar). The original natural habitat of this species is Eastern Cape (border to the former Transkei. East London and Komgha districts, also recorded at Transkei, Kei Mouth and Mazeppa Bay) Republic of South Africa.
Description: Euphorbia flanaganii is a low, spineless, many-branched, succulent to 5 cm tall and 30 cm wide. It is commonly known as Medusa plant, because its prostrate, snake like arms resemble locks of hairs. The central stem merges into roots forming an tuberous body (often called a caudex) with branches radiating from it. If you look down into a large specimen you'll see what looks like a sun flower; it's another example of a Fibonacci spiral. A properly grown plant is a joy, especially when it is in flower, for then each snaky finger is covered with fragrant yellow flowers and the cluster is exquisite. The whole plant produce a caustic milky sap that can cause skin rash, itching and general discomfort.
Crested forms: This specie has two cristata forms; one with a cristata central shoot and normal cylindrical lateral shoots developed on it, and another with cristata lateral shoots only, without main shoot.
Lateral shoots type cristation: It is very common in cultivation and available for sale in garden centers. It looks very different from the species and forms a thin flattened crowded cluster and develops in time a large cushion-like mass 12-15 cm high by up to 30 cm wide which resemble a wavy emerald green coral. Plant grown in full sun often take a bronze coloration especially in winter. Sometimes in the winter it looks really red color.
Caudex cristation: The cristation of the central stem is quite rare and very different looking from the cristation involving a lateral shoot. It forms a snaky fan-shaped ridge with normal cylindrical lateral shoots developed on it.
This is for the plant shown growing in a 8" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday.
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