Monadenium 'Rouge Guentheri' 9cm
Monadenium guentheri Pax
Συνώνυμα: Euphorbia guentheri
Διάμετρος γλάστρας:9εκ., Ύψος:20εκ.
Πολυετές παχύφυτο με μακριά, κυλινδρικά στελέχη και φύλλα στο κέντρο. Εύκολο φυτό στη συντήρηση του.
- Φως: Προτιμά θέσεις με έντονο φωτισμό.
- Πότισμα: Αφήστε το χώμα να στεγνώσει πριν από κάθε πότισμα.
- Υπόστρωμα: Με πολύ καλή αποστράγγιση.
- Λίπανση: Δεν είναι απαραίτητη. Μπορεί να εφαρμοσθεί σε αραιά διαστήματα.
This genus is often considered as a part of the Euphorbia genus, due to many common characteristics, including the milky and irritating sap, that can be seen in between its layers.
This plant grows in various areas of Africa, all extremely arid, thus it has brilliantly adapted to different environments, generating very different species: some of them fall in wonderful green waterfalls, some are arboreal, similar to palm trees, others are instead tuberculate and bushy, ranging in height: from a few tens of centimeters to several meters.
Almost all species have inflorescences of a particular horseshoe shape and the most varied colors.
It is a very resistant succulent, of a bright green color that, when exposed to the direct sun, tends to take on extraordinary reddish shades, making each plant unique in its kind!
Monadenium guentheri is also known as "Sausage Spurge". It is an ancient species, that's why is highly appreciated by succulent lovers.
A perennial succulent plant with long green cylindrical stems, covered by numerous tubercles with white apex. Its green leaves, slightly spotted, are lanceolate, fleshy and knurled on the edges.
The flowers are small, tubular and of a bright red color. It is a plant easy to grow. Over time it might resemble a jellyfish.
- It likes very bright places, however, avoid direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day. It prefers environments with low humidity.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 15 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer and suspend watering completely in winter.
- A well-draining soil is an optimal solution, even better if further enriched with 50% or more of inert materials such as pumice, sand or lapilli.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.