|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
|Plant Height:||8 inches|
|Plant Spread:||10 inches or more|
|Leaves:||Other: Very small and short-lived
|Fruit:||Pops open explosively when ripe
|Fruiting Time:||Year Round
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Year Round
|Dynamic Accumulator:||B (Boron)
|Toxicity:||Other: All parts of Euphorbias can be toxic. Handle with care.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 10, 2011 4:00 AM
Don't be afraid to attempt to rehabilitate a Medusa's Head even when it looks bad. Many times the plants have been over-watered and can be salvaged with a little TLC. Always check for root mealies by removing the plant from the pot. Replace the old soil with fresh soil.
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|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 8, 2017 9:10 PM
South African succulent Euphorbia. Probably the most common of the medusoid Euphorbias in cultivation. Like the other ones, it grows a central "head" with many "arms" (the venomous snakes of Greek mythology) radiating outward around it. The stem may grow a few inches high and wide, the total width of the plant up to a foot or more in strong light. Not a great choice for low light situations (the arms grow weak and long, sprawling all over). Yellow flowers. May be self fertile. Easy to grow from offsets or from seed. May blush red in direct sun.
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|mingo1943||On May 13, 2018||Obtained plant
I don't have any event , i just want to buy the plant madusa. How and where can i buy it. I live in Southwest Texas. I had this plant but i think it just walked away.
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