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Euphorbia decaryi, Euphorbia

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Euphorbia decaryi var. capsaintemariensis

Euphorbia decaryi

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Southeastern Madagascar
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Euphorbia decaryi is a small, perennial, leafy succulent with a shrub-like development and beautiful wavy, zig-zag edged leaves. It is a mat-forming species and spreads almost horizontally on the ground by means of rhizomes. The Euphorbia decaryi growth form illustrates the typical horizontal habit of most Madagascan euphorbias.

Evergreen or semi-deciduous, leaves tufted in rosettes at the stems tips, deep-red and green colored, narrow, very succulent, highly undulate, folded and crisp with raised veins and very attractive. Leaves in summer and under stress assume a nice coppery-bronze coloring. Flowers are very curious, hanging like small bells. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

Euphorbia decaryi var. spirosticha is a rare cultivar from a private collection of Mark Hooten, hardly known in cultivation.

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Euphorbia decaryi var. Spirosticha

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