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Monadenium ritchiei
Scientific Name: Monadenium ritchiei Bally
Synonym:
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Monadenium  ritchiei
Monadenium ritchiei ssp. nyambense
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep inside in winter, can overwinter in a very protected area in Phoenix.

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Eastern Africa, Kenya

Growth Habits: Clumping round stems, up to 2 feet tall, each stem 1.25 inches wide (3 cm)

Watering Needs: Do not overwater, rot easily in winter if overwatered.

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds


Monadenium is a 50 species genus closely related to Euphorbias. The dwarf subspecies Monadenium ritchiei ssp. nyambense, with deep pink cyathias, is most widely grown. The typical taller growing ssp. with greenish cyathias is seldom seen.

Blooming Habits:
The Monadenium ritchiei ssp. nyambense has hot pink cyathias in autumn, just before or as it goes dormant.

Fruiting Habits:

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