Euphorbia flanaganii Medusa's Head, Medusa Head


Euphorbia flanaganii is a small succulent with a swollen underground stem and cylindrical, snake-like branches that grow flat on the ground. The branches spread up to 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) long with a linear to acute shape.

Clusters of yellow cyathia appear in summer, usually in the plant's central part on the apex of the stem.

 Medusa's Head does not handle long periods of drought well. It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry in between watering. It warns of a lack of water by gradually curling up its arms toward the center. Water deeply, but don't let them sit in wet soil for too long, which can cause root rot.

It thrives under direct sun and needs at least 6 hours of direct sun per day for decent health and growth. On brighter subjects, Medusa's Head makes an exceptional container plant, and it can also be put into gardens so long as it is protected from freezes.

200mm hanging or 140mm hanging

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