A beautiful thick, succulent stemmed species. The leaves and flowers are borne at the top of these ribbed stems. Although small, the flowers are bright red and showy, the leaves with very attractive pink petioles. Euphorbia vigueri forms part of a complex of species that are endemic to the island of Madagascar.
Plant size: Well established plants, about 15 cm high are offered.
Euphorbia is a large genus of relatively easy-growing succulent stemmed plants, ranging from tiny little plants to large tree-like species. The species in South African is commonly referred to as “Naboom and noors” in Afrikaans. It is a widespread genus, known from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Madagascar. The greater concentration of succulent species is known from Africa and Madagascar. The variability in the genus presents an array of plant forms, sizes, leaf shapes, colours and textures. This spectrum of features makes them excellent plants for container gardening, the rockery or used in larger landscapes. Care should be taken when handling or cutting Euphorbia species, especially the species from southern Africa. All Euphorbia species produces a milky latex which could burn the skin or cause damage to the eyes.
Caring for your Euphorbia vigueri
Pot: In frost free area this Euphorbia will do well in sunny to semi-shaded position in the garden. They are best kept in containers in areas where cold winters are experienced.
Soil: The plants prefer a well drained medium including some organic matter.
Light: The plants likes bright light but prefers to grow in sunny to semi-shaded positions.
Water: Despite being very drought hardy, the plants prefer being watered once a week or every two weeks.