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Euphorbia tortirama profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 09 2021

Euphorbia tortirama profile

Euphorbia tortirama is native to South Africa. Euphorbia tortirama is low, but has thick fleshy roots. Euphorbia tortirama has 3-7 branches, older plants branching prostrate. Rings are spirally, margin strongly tortuous. The skin is bluish-green with a dull pattern. There are verrucous-like protrusions on the edge of the edges, 0.5-1 cm long, with a pair of brown spines 0.3-1 cm long on each protruding. Newborn branches of Euphorbia tortirama are apically with minute leaves, caducous. Flowers on the middle and upper margin of branches, yellow-green, very small.

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Euphorbia tortirama

Main values of Euphorbia tortirama

Euphorbia tortirama can be placed in the garden as ornaments: pot ornamental or botanical garden as a specimen display can also be cultivated for some enthusiasts.

Morphological characteristics of Euphorbia tortirama

Euphorbia tortirama is 18 cm tall including the very short main stem, 7 cm thick whole stem. euphorbia tortirama has 3-7 branches, old plant branches creeping, 5 -- 7 cm long, 1.2 -- 3 cm in diameter. Rings are spirally, margin strongly tortuous. The skin is bluish-green with a dull pattern. There are verrucous-like protuberances on the edges, 0.5 -- 1 cm long, and a pair of brown spines, 0.3 -- 1 cm long, on each protuberance. Newborn branches of euphorbia tortirama are apically with minute leaves, caducous. Flowers are on the middle and upper margin of branches, yellow-green, very small.

Euphorbia tortirama is a small and rare species in the Euphorbia genus. The angular helical shape is very rare in genus Euphorbia. Euphorbia tortirama can be used as specimen display in botanical gardens and cultivated by some lovers.

Euphorbia tortirama likes warmth and sunshine. Cultivation soil requires good drainage and a certain amount of fertilizer, leaf rot soil can be mixed, garden soil, coarse sand, etc. It can be watered regularly during the growing season from spring to autumn. In winter, the pot soil of Euphorbia tortirama could be kept dry, although Euphorbia tortirama could withstand the low temperature of 3℃, the stem and branch epidermis often showed reddish brown and would shrink under this low temperature, so it was better to maintain it above 10℃ and water it properly.

Euphorbia tortirama distribution range

Euphorbia tortirama originates from South Africa's Transvaal province.

Euphorbia tortirama

Euphorbia tortirama growing methods

Euphorbia tortirama likes warmth and sunshine. Cultivation soil requires good drainage and a certain amount of fertilizer, leaf rot soil can be mixed, garden soil, coarse sand, etc. Euphorbia tortirama can be watered regularly during the growing season from spring to autumn. In winter, the pot soil of Euphorbia tortirama could be kept dry, although Euphorbia tortirama could withstand the low temperature of 3℃, the stem and branch epidermis often showed reddish brown and would shrink under this low temperature, so it was better to maintain it above 10℃ and water it properly. Euphorbia tortirama can be grown outdoors from late spring to autumn and grows more rapidly. The temperature stays above 5℃ in winter. Propagation can be cut stem cuttings.

Euphorbia tortirama has a widely cultivated zoned variant, Spring Peak. Euphorbia tortirama grows more rapidly than the original species. And a spot brocade (white spot) with a variety of spring peak brocade is very rare.

The propagation mode of Euphorbia tortirama

Euphorbia tortirama cuttage propagation, cut branches from the base, dry for a few days into the medium of half tide, keep warm and half shade conditions, rooting slowly, must be patient to wait.

Euphorbia tortirama