Monadenium ritchiei 'variegated' Family: Euphorbiaceae. A beautiful variegated form of this unusual species very closely related to Euphorbia. The stems are yellow-green and lumpy, almost like a melted candle. The flowers are bright pink. Leaves are an attractive pinkish brown in high light, green in lower light (see pictures). The leaves drop readily in the winter or during stressful times in the summer, but grow back quickly once the plant is actively growing again. Takes normal succulent care (lots of light, keep on dry side). Drops its leaves in the winter and should be kept drier at that time. Does best if kept above 50 degrees but isn't absolutely required. Protect from frost.
This plant is strongly variegated in the cooler months but tends to green up in the summer only to turn yellow again the following fall. High light will give the plant an orange cast. I cannot guarantee your plant will be orange when you get it, but I do guarantee it will turn orange under optimal winter growing conditions.
You will receive the plant shown in the last image. It is shown growing in a 4" pot.
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