EUPHORBIA PULVINATA Succulent cacti 6cm FAIR PRICE GARDEN PLANT
Description: Low-growing clumping globular succulent, that in nature forms impressive giant pulvini (cushions) up to three meters in height, composed of several thousands of little heads of just four to five centimetres in diameter. Some very old plants must have 40.000 heads or more!!!
Stem: Short, globose to columnar. The most common form in cultivation (depicted in this page) has compact fat globular heads that seldom exceed 30 cm in height.
Spines: White to purple (depending on the season)
Note: Euphorbia pulvinata has a large area of distribution, and is a very variable species. The plants from the northern distribution area differ clearly from those of the south: one forming dense cushions of up to 30 cm in height, the other with few stems, up to 1 m high (The small one is the most common in cultivation). The difference between populations is the frequency of the appearance in which these forms occur. So it can happen that two individuals of two different populations can look very similar and also, two plants of the same population can look very different. However when you are looking at the whole population, you can see the difference of one population from another.