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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Euphorbia tithymaloides ssp. smallii ‘Curly leaves’


I had found that this does not come with a synonym name Pedilanthus rather it's only identified as Euphorbia tithymaloides which is interesting because I also discovered that this is a new hybrid recently introduced in the plant market without much introduction.

Few matters on it's characteristics:
It is mainly identified as smallii  species and resembles ‘Curly leaves. There are indeed other species that fall under the smallii species category but I believe this particular fancy leaf type had hit the popular plant market around the tropical region.

This one has a dark green coloration at the center and a lighter green at the outer side of the leaves.
The plant somehow gets in this tone when it is planted in shade. At times, they do tend to switch it's appearance with white and green center with some tint of red or rose in appearance when receive full direct hot sun.

It has very close similarities with another smallii species known as  'Variegatus' but this one is has fancy frills around the foliage and the stem also appears to grow in spiral formation instead of upright.
Also it appears to be more compact and a slow growing plant and not so hardy compared to rest of the Euphorbia tithymaloides species.

However, this one is not cultivated for floral display - rather very much for the colored foliage. Do check more detailed information of Care & Cultivation from the Main Page Link below:

The picture below depicts how it would look like when it gets full sun.
The lighter coloration becomes even more brighter when exposed to bright sun.


Zigzag Different Types and Images

Here is the link where I had put together a list of all of the different types and ID and images that I had come across. A database of all the different types & their characteristics. Please click on the link on the title above for the post.

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