Wrinkled Leaf Spurge
Euphorbia decaryi is a mat-forming stem succulent
that spreads almost horizontally on the ground
An odd but intriguing plant
water-wet/almost dry rhythm
From southeast Madagascar, Euphorbia decaryi is a mat-forming stem succulent that spreads almost horizontally on the ground by means of rhizomes. This type of Euphorbia has many branches that tend to form a thick canopy. Some of horizontal branches can be removed to expose the roots. Euphorbia decaryi is a small succulent with a shrub-like development. Simple zigzag edged leaves form apical rosettes on the stems and suggest a flattened palm tree. The stems sprawl and spread via underground stolons.
Beige, bell-shaped false flowers
(cyathia) form in spring.
They are easy to cultivate Even in winter its soil should never completely dry out. Though it tolerates a dry over-wintering, in spring it needs moisture when new roots form. These plants prefer bright light, and do not take a prime growing space. They can grow in pots or in the ground in areas with mild climate, and they can be grown indoors. Euphorbia decaryi can survive outdoors when protected from light frost and freezing temperatures.
irregular stems bearing slender wavy edged leaves
tentacle-like stems thick, crinkly, leathery leaves
- a wide flat bowl
- a very loose soil
- water-wet/almost dry rhythm.
Warning: Like all Euphorbia handle with care, the latex/sap can cause skin rash or itching.
|Some of horizontal branches can be removed to expose the roots|