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Euphorbia cv. Cocklebur f. variegated (Variegated)

Also known as Euphorbia japonica, is a hybrid between 2 species: Euphorbia susannae and Euphorbia bupleurifolia. Its small caudiciform cone-shaped stem, partially underground, reaches a maximum diameter of 4 cm, covered with olive green or dark brown tubercles. In the variegated form it has the typical paler areas in the exact points where the chlorophyll is absent: these characteristics will never be the same from one plant to another, therefore each exemplar will be absolutely unique! Its thin light green leaves emerge at the apex of the stems, forming tufts 3-5 cm long. In the period of vegetative rest this plant drops the leaves to reduce the loss of water, and then sprouts again in the vegetative period. It is an absolutely unique specimen and particularly appreciated for the peculiar shape that recalls that of a pineapple!