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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Euphorbia caput-medusae
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Cape Province of South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Crème colour - Reddish
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Medusa's Head, Medusahoved
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Laurent Houmeau.

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae  family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in the western part of South Africa's Cape Province. It grow in sandy soils and do fine in any well drained mix. The stem can grow to 15 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to one meter in diameter. The flowers are crème coloured or reddish.

 It might be a winter grower, but can be grown in summer.