Euphorbia Triangularis Cristata
Euphorbia triangularis is native to the eastern, tropical provinces of South Africa - it can reach a height of up to 15-20m - the comb form ("cristata" / "crested" form) is quite rare and remains much smaller than its normal counterpart. They form flat, dark green stems covered with raised ridges and thorns - not overfertilised therefore top healthy and robust (100% organic quality before quantity!) - potted up in self-mixed permeable organic substrate - repotting only desired in 1-2years - not hardy, slow growing with hibernation at about 15C with little(er) watering between 11.-02. - You will love your new "Euphorbia triangularis cristata" (reminiscent of a plant sculpture) when it finds its place in a sunny window...
Did you know that?
The botanical name Euphorbia is derived from Euphorbos, the Greek physician from the 1st century AD. In 1753, the botanist and taxonomist Carl Linnaeus named the entire genus Euphorbia in honour of this doctor.
And yes, that's right, Euphorbias are not cacti, even though many of them look quite similar to a cactus.