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      Euphorbia meloformis forma cristata

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Euphorbia meloformis cristata.
 

Description: E. meloformis has round green and purple banded, spineless stems with 8 to 12 ribs. It occasionally offsets from the base. It is very similar in look to E. obesa, but with small yellow flowers on long peduncles which dry and persist on the plant after blooming, It is quite common in cultivation, though less so than its relative E. obesa. Both species need male and female plants in order to set seed.
Remarks:
E. meloformis cristata is a very beautiful strong green and  purple banded crested plant with intricately undulating fan-shaped branches.
 

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Family: Euphorbiaceae

Scientific name:  Euphorbia Meloformis Aiton 1789 forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 

 



 

Cultivation: Like a sunny position. It does best in a mineral soil, good drainage is essential. Water sparingly during the summer months and keep dry in winter.  It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun. 

Propagation: Grafting or sometime cuttings.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Euphorbia meloformis.



 

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