Euphorbia inermis aka 'Medusa's head' is a small geophytic species, both a caudiciform and medusoid Euphorbia. It has many branches that radiate from a central stem which resembles a spiral when viewed from above.
Native to the eastern Cape of South Africa.
Euphorbia plants do best in full sun, at least 5 to 8 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure and direct sun.
In late Spring and Summer, water soil thoroughly, allowing it to dry completely in between waterings. During the winter when the plant is dominant, water less frequently. Always check your local weather before watering indoor arid plants in winter. It is best to water if there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast.
Propagate by stem cuttings taken in the summer months. Remove a branch or offset, wash the cut end to remove the latex and then allow it to dry for a week or so to allow the cut end to callus before planting in soil. Fertilize: Euphorbia inermis do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 4" tallest stem and 5" at widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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