Euphorbia pugniformis f. cristata

R150 incl. VAT

Where it grows

Euphorbia pugniformis is native to the Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa.

Special features

This crested Euphorbia has a wave-like growth form that grows into large, attractive clumps with time. It may produce the occasional normal stem.

Care Guide

Euphorbia pugniformis prefers full sun and should not be kept in shade. The soil medium should be well draining, and preferably include both organic material and gritty components. Water well in summer, taking care not to water on top of the plant, as water may get stuck on the crested stems and cause rot. Give it much less water during the cooler months.

Growing season

Spring and summer.

Propagation 

Cuttings.

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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 chlorophyll deficiency which results in a lack of green pigment.

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

A mutation in the growth point which results in the plant growing sideways rather than upwards.

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.

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.

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