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Where it grows

Euphorbia gorgonis has a wide distribution throughout South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

Special features

This intriguing Euphorbia has long finger-like stems that grow along the ground. In nature, only the top portion of the stem is visible. Horticulturalists prefer growing it with the thick caudex above ground, giving the plant a spectacular bonsai-like appearance.

Care Guide

Euphorbia gorgonis is not a difficult succulent to care for. It prefers full-sun conditions and should not be kept in a shadehouse. Keep this Euphorbia in a well draining, gritty soil mix, in a long pot that will accommodate its root system. Only water during the warmer months, and keep completely dry during winter.

Growing season

Spring and summer.

Propagation 

Seeds only.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

A caudiciform is a plant that has a caudex which is a swollen stem or root stock. Eg. Baobab.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

Some caudiciform species prefer full sun, while others prefer shade. It depends on the environment in which they occur naturally.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

Yes, some succulents are classified as Caudiciforms due to their swollen stems or root stock.

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