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Euphorbia gorgonis

Dragon's head

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Features

  • BloomsMay to May
  • Height0.03m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.03m to 0.05m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourRed brown
  • Leaf ColourRed dark green

Description

Euphorbia gorgonis (Dragon's head). This species is a succulent the leaves are whorled and dark red to green. The flowers are produced in single red-brown blooms in the spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Succulent

Other common names

Gorgon's head

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers which are great in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the annual seeds in the spring, the hardy perennial as soon as the seeds are ripe, you can divide the perennials in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, aphids and mealbugs.

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