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Medusa's Head From The Cape

Euphorbia caput-medusae

Also known as

Medusa's-Head

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Medusa's Head From The Cape Overview

Euphorbia caput-medusae is a sprawling, succulent shrub, reaching up to 1 m across often found near signal Hill and taken to Europe around 1700's. It was described by Linneus. The remaining narrow, fleshy leaves and a cluster of flower clusters are carried at the end of the branches. An interesting addition to dry areas in the garden or grow them in a well-draining pot.

Common problems with Medusa's Head From The Cape

Problem free

    How to harvest Medusa's Head From The Cape

    Allow seedheads to dry on the plants; remove and collect seeds.

    How to propagate Medusa's Head From The Cape

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings from loose branches.

    Seed

    Sow fresh seed and keep moist.

    Special features of Medusa's Head From The Cape

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Medusa's Head From The Cape

    Ornamental

    Interesting potplant or addition in the rockery.