Euphorbia flanaganii

Common Name: Medusa's Head

Euphorbia flanaganii, commonly knowns as Medusa’s Head. If you’re looking for one of the “all time” curio plants of the world, then why not a green head with green snakes for hair!? That’s what this unusual plant looks like! A central, main stem, or head bears thinner side branches that radiate outward from the center looking just like snakes. The overall form of this weird plant is flat and pan-like. During the late winter/early spring months it can be found almost covered with tiny, brilliant yellow flowers. Full sun to light, partial shade coastal and coastal plain; substantial shade in hot desert climates. Appreciates extra water and fertilizer during warm season. Very good as a potted plant, in order to bring this oddity up to eye level. Frost tender.

  • Types: Cactus, Succulent
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Height: 3 Inches
  • Width: 1 Foot
  • Hardy To: 28° F
  • Blooms: Yellow, Late Winter to Early Spring