Euphorbia Viguieri

SKU: MYBG-CACT-EUPO-VIR1
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Rs.500
Size: 12"

Genus

Euphorbia

Flower Color

Orange

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Euphorbia viguieri is a very handsome plant with an angular, bright green stem with vertical, spiralling whitish thorns and vibrant red top-knots of floral parts.

Euphorbia viguieri v ankarafantsiensis

Origin

Madagascar

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Description

Euphorbia viguieri is a very handsome plant with an angular, bright green stem with vertical, spiralling whitish thorns and vibrant red top-knots of floral parts. It is not a cactus, although it looks like one. It is a very variable deciduous spiny succulent species, with a single stem, usually not ramified. 

It has suckering, spineless, symmetrical, bright-green columns with prominent variegated horizontal banding. Generally it forms 5 to 8 vertical ribs and columns grow up to 10 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter..

The leaves are simple, clustered towards the tips of branches on a thick and short stalk, emerald green, basally red with white prominent veins on the underside, 6-15 cm long and 3(-6) cm wide, oval, at the end with a little mucro.

It has a delightful scarlet red flower shown in bloom.

    Environment

    Euphorbia need well-draining soil and need sunny to light shaded places. They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerant wet soil. Unlike most succulents,does not handle long periods of drought well. It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry several inches below the surface. Water deeply, but don t let them sit in wet soil, which can cause root rot. Add some organic matter or fertilizer to the planting hole. If you are growing them in containers or your soil is poor, feed with a half-strength fertilizer monthly.

    Landscape Uses

    Excellent specimen for container, Offices, Rock garden

    Caution

    Euphorbia bongolavensis is likely to exude a toxic latex when its tissue is damaged, which can cause irritation, inflammation and blistering.

     

     

    The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

    For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

    Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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