|Full Description: Succulent species Euphorbia flanaganii Commonly called (Medusa Head)|
has unusually spidery green stem growth that emerge from a short caudex or trunk in a circular pattern. Individual stems average 4 to 5" inches long and 1/4" to 3/8" wide on a single caudex with a main tap root. If grown to a large size it can get up to 12"+ in diameter. Has small yellowish green blooms in summer. Easy to grow and adaptable to be grown as a houseplant.
Common name; "Medusa Head"-named after the Medusa in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology Medusa was considered to be a guardian or protectress. She was a monster or Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Any gazers on Mudusa's face would be instantly turned to stone. See the picture of Medusa below and you can see why the common name for this plant Euphorbia Flanaganii makes sense, a close resemblance.
Native to; South Africa in the Western Cape.
Care; Likes some full sun to part shade, rich good draining potting soil. Primarily likes being planted in containers, window boxes, hanging baskets etc.
Flowers : Appear in summer on mature sized plants and are very small about 1/4" diameter in a Chartreuse Yellow-green color.
Caution: Like many plants in the Genus Euphorbia handling this plants stems may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction, primarily from the milky latex/sap inside the stems. Wash hands thoroughly after handling or wear gloves. Usually causes little harm on skin unless you are sensitive/allergic but if sap gets in eyes refrain from rubbing eyes when handling that will tend to irritate anyone.
( Below are more pictures of Euphorbia Flanaganii Aka "Medusa Head" as larger hanging basket sized plant(s) ).
( Below is the reverse side of the 12" dia. hanging basket shown above ).
Offered as 1 gallon sized plants but larger established 2-3 gallon specimen sized basket plant(s) may be available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
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