Monadenium stapelioides f. variegata
Monadenium stapelioides f. variegata Description: Monadenium stapelioides f. variegata (Euphorbia neostapelioides f. variegata) is a nice variegated form of Euphorbia neostapelioides. It is a bushy variant with leaves nicely stripped with cream and often with pink edges on some of the leaves especially bright in winter. This variegated variety is the one normally grown. Unlike most monadeniums, this one keeps its leaves in winter, which is a nice treat.
Monadenium stapelioides f. variegata Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Euphorbia succulenta group
- Euphorbia neostapelioides Bruyns: is a glabrous succulent branching at the base of a large fleshy rootstock and forming a domed cushion to 60 cm in diameter. Distribution: Kenya Laikipia District and Northern Tanzania.
- Euphorbia neostapelioides f. variegata hort.: is a bushy variant with leaves nicely stripped with cream and often with pink edges on some of the leaves especially bright in winter.
- Euphorbia succulenta (Schweick.) Bruyns
Cultivation and Propagation: Whether all-green, or variegated, these succulents are easy to grow, give plenty of sun outside in winter, morning sun only outside in summer, and full sun if grown indoors. Give water only when quite dry during the growing season. Barely water them in winter when they enter semi-dormancy.