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Euphorbia Neriifolia Variegata

Euphorbia Neriifolia Variegata

Regular price $30.00 USD
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Euphorbia neriifolia, the "oleander-leafed spurge," is a large much branched xerophytic fleshy shrub, which sometimes grows into a small tree 2-6 metres, or more in height with rounded branches.
The Main trunk and larger branches are round and terete, the younger branchlets somewhat verticillate, without articulations, fleshy, cactus-like, swirled, light-green, glabrous, 8-30(-40) mm thick, often leafless, and spine shield in 5 distinct rows on more or less distinct angles (not winged) which are are visible for a long time.
Spine are short (1-4 mm long), paired sharp, persistent, greyish-brown to black, from low conical truncate distant spirally arranged tubercles 2-5 mm hight and 2-3 cm apart.
The leaves towards the end of branches, fleshy, alternate, subsessile, ovate, oblong or spathulate (5-)10-18(-30) cm long by (1.5-)3-4(-7.5) cm, base attenuate, margins entire, apex rounded and hairless. Leaves are deciduous, persistent during the vegetation period and falling in the late summer/ fall.
Flowers: Flattened-globose 1.5-2 mm x 4-5 mm, reddish, prominent in groups of tree, the central one subsessile, the lateral ones with a peduncle of 6-7 mm, cyathial glands 5 oblong, 1-3 mm broad. Corolla absent but the involucre has two nearly round to ovate, bright red bracts 3-7 mm long.

LIGHT: Med - Full sun

WATER: Dought tolerant

NATIVE: India

This plant will be shipped bare root. Please pot it up in a very well draining cactus soil mix or pick up a bag of our Custom Cactus Mix

Photos in the listings unless otherwise specified are representative of the plant that will be sent to you.
However, Plants grow differently and each plant may vary slightly in shape, size, growth pattern, etc.
Of course, if you receive a plant that you are dissatisfied with please reach out to us. We want to make it right!

If temperatures near you are below 45℉ we highly recommend adding a Heat Pack to your order.
If temperatures where you live will be much lower than 20℉ even heat packs may not work. You may considder waiting until things warm up a bit. We know you love your plants just like we do and we wouldn't want any of them to freeze.

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