|Full Description: Succulent species Euphorbia pseudocactus is a multi-branched, dwarf-stemmed, candelabra shaped succulent, averaging 2' feet to 4' feet tall that, as its name suggests, resembles a cactus. The stems often have distinctive yellow V-shaped markings. Plants eventually form large mounded clumps.
Stems are cylindrical,irregular, constricted in broad, twisted, triangular segments about 2" to 4" long, green with segments conspicuously and ornamentally decorated with horizontal or "U" shaped grey or greenish-yellow markings, cross section has very thin walls and irregular diameter 3/4" to 2-3/4".
Spines are stout 1/4" to 1/2" long paired spines
Ribs can be 3 to 5 (but usually are 4) angular with wavy edges. Leaves only appear briefly, less then 1/4" at the very tips of the growing canters only, briefly in summer.
Bloom season is late winter through late summer.
Common Names : "Candelabra Spurge"
Native to : South Africa
Flowers : are small, yellow colored, appear in mid to late winter through late summer.
More Info. : This is a highly variable species Euphorbia pseudocactus with several forms and hybrids making precise descriptions of this succulent species very difficult. Among them:
E. pseudocactus lyttoniana form: It is usually shorter and not really qualifying as a columnar Euphorbia, it is also more square in cross-section and hardly armed at all, forming very compact, dense colonies of upright, slightly variegated columns.
Euphorbia pseudocactus 'Zig Zag' form: (sometimes called a Zig-Zag plant): far more popular, it is similar in form to Euphorbia grandicornis, but a much smaller and more manageable size. Euphorbia pseudocactus 'miniature' form: Seedlings of the miniature form sometimes appears among normal seedlings of this species. Their branches are (3-) 4- to 5-angled, little segmented and only 2 to 2.5 cm in diameter.
Offered As : A 10" to 12"+ long cutting to all mail order locations, larger rooted plants are only available for mail order or pick up to U.S. customers, if you would like to order or pick up this plant variety at our walk in nursey simple click the link below for more info., days, times open + a google map for driving directions are below-simple click the link to our walk in nursery website.
Established 5 gallon rooted plant(s) up to larger specimen multi-plant(s) may also 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.
Simply click the link below for info. about our walk-in nursery website, or to check availability and place an order with one of our friendly sales reps. today !