Euphorbia knuthii is native to Mozambique, Swaziland and Southern Africa. The plant in the photos is the exact plant you will receive. I included a photo of a more mature knuthii we sold earlier so you can see what this will grow into.
It is a very easy plant to grow, propagate and care for - it is nearly indestructible! In cultivation, the amazing tuberous roots that the plant develops are raised above the soil for show.
Cuttings root easily and will develop the same twisted tuberous roots.
The many square stems with short spines that branch from the tuberous roots have two-toned variegation. It will get a reddish ting if grown in more sun. The stems will be thin and pale if not getting enough sun. This Euphorbia produces small greenish flowers.
The stems will get long and unwieldy. You can cut them back to keep the plant from taking over. You can keep the plant outside if there is no threat of freezing. Bring it in for the winter if you get freezing temperatures, as this will kill the plant.
You can find additional information about Euphorbia knuthii on the Internet.
THE PLANT IN THE PHOTOS IS THE EXACT PLANT YOU WILL RECEIVE.
This Euphorbia is in a 4" plastic pot. All of our plants are shipped bare root (carefully wrapped with no soil and no pot). We have a care sheet to give you tips on caring for succulents - contact me for a copy.
When you plant it in one of your own pots, but do not use a pot much larger than 4" diameter. If you put a succulent in a pot that is too large, the soil will take too long to dry since there are not enough roots to absorb the water and your plant may get root rot.
What is the difference between an cactus and a succulent? All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Succulents are plants that store water in their stem, leaves or root system. A true cactus has a structure called an areole. It looks like a patch of cotton from which spines, flowers, branches and roots grow. While some succulents may have spines, they will not have areoles.
Beautiful plant as pictured. Fast shipping, arrived in perfect condition. Excellent seller, great shopping experience. Thank you.