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Euphorbia caput-medusae

   (Family: Euphorbiaceae)
   
English: spurges, euphorbias  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1.2m
Spread: 1m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
Toxicity:  
  no species can be considered safe and caution should always be exercised by wearing gloves and safety glasses so as not to come into contact with latex while pruning or potting plants of any Euphorbia
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
White
 
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Partially Evergreen
 
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
'Medusa's head from the Cape ' aptly describes this species with multiple serpent-like stems arising from a short caudex (thick, woody stem).
Growing EDIT
The Medusa's Head can be propagated by cuttings, but they rarely form the central head. Sometimes, cutting both ends of the cutting instead of planting the complete branch incites them to form a head again.
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