Green Coral Plant
Euphorbia flanaganii 'Arm Crest'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: flanaganii (flan-uh-GAN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Arm Crest
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Succulent

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntington Beach, California

San Jose, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Cape Coral, Florida

Burleson, Texas

Victoria, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 13, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Easy to grow plant in So Cal- in pots or in ground. Does well in sun or shade, but tends to burn in really hot summer sun, especially if not watered well. Tolerates winter rains better than expected, but still will rot if kept too wet and sloggy for too long. Grows pretty fast, too.

Positive

On Aug 28, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Native to South Africa this is the crested version of Euphorbia flanaganii, will sometimes throw out a small "Medusa Head" arm to reveal its origins, prostrate form that tends to flop over the edge of the pot. Don't overwater, will burn in direct 9b sun, it's on the shadier side of the greenhouse.

Like all Euphorbia HANDLE WITH CARE, the latex/sap is dangerous and can cause skin rash, itching and general discomfort.