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Euphorbia Cereiformis


Welcome today, I would like to show you euphorbia cereal for me. Euphorbia 34 This is another euphorbia from my collection. I made a video about a euphorbia. Yesterday I made a video about this euphorbia euphorbia flanagani and I was talking about how euphorbia is a very diverse genus that there are euphorbias in the genus euphorbia that are very unique and that that look like nothing else, However, because evolution is a very random process and because there are certain restrictions as how a plant should look like when it is adapting to a specific environment. How, um, what features a plant, uh, needs to have in order to be well adapted to that particular environment, so the evolution is working within certain constraints. And, uh, when it comes to succulents, it’s very important that there are mechanisms that, uh, reduce the evaporation of the water and that somehow the plant is protected from scorching sun and that the water that the plant is storing is not stolen, uh, from the plant that the plant is simply not eaten by by an animal that lives on the desert because the plant is just like a like a reservoir of water. A very good strategy would be to produce a cylindrical or even spherical, uh, body just to reduce the surface area in proportion to the volume, but it is also important to have ribs. Uh, just like this plant has because, uh, having ribs provides a little bit of shade to the parts of the plant that are not, uh, exposed to the sun. So a ribbed cylindrical or spherical shape is a good adaptation for a plant that grows on a desert when the water is scarce And here is a cactus that looks very similar to the euphorbessary. Form is cereformis means in the shape of a cereus. Assarius is a genus of cacti. This cactus that I put on the table beside my euphorbia reform is is not a serious. It’s a neobox baumia. But, uh, nevertheless, uh, look at it it. It looks very much the same. The only difference is that the cactus has spines and euphorbia doesn’t. These spines are not really that sharp, and they are not very characteristic to euphorbias. Uh, euphorbias don’t need spines as much as cacti do. Cactus, a cactus is producing, uh, spines in order not to be eaten in order to, uh, protect itself from a rodent or a lizard or whatever lives on the on the desert and would like to take advantage of the of the water stored in the plant euphorbias. Uh, chose a different strategy. Euphorbias are highly toxic. There is a milky sap inside each euphorbia and not only, uh, not only, um, succulent euphorbias. Have the sup in them. It’s highly toxic. Its highly irritant, and this is a way that euphorbias are ensuring. Uh, that nobody is stealing their water as you can see the plant. This euphorbia is producing offset small euphorbias. That’s how I got the big plant. I just got an offset. I just got a tiny plant which over the years grew to this size. It is not a big plant, size wise. These euphorbias can grow much larger than this one. However, it is a relatively old plant. I I’ve had it for many years, Just like old Euphorbias. This euphorbia is producing flowers occasionally during the growth season during summer time and the flowers when they occur are, um, along the ribs from the they grow from the nodules, but they are very inconspicuous. They are, very, uh, small flowers, which is also a strategy to adapt into a dry environment because a small plant, a small flowers that doesn’t have petals or sepals can last much longer cacti. Did the opposite cacti have flowers that last a day for a day or two? They are very bright. They are huge, but they only, but they are produced at the price of a huge, um, expense and they can only be produced when there is plenty of water and then again they they can only last for a day or two. This is basically it. Thank you very much for watching my video. I hope you like this euphorbia. I like it a lot have an amazing day.