For anyone who's interested, I've found some more info on Nelii... can't wait for new leaves after seeing this pic!
A rubra exists! :D
And a question for Ian... how can I tell if my Nelly has flowered yet? I can't see anything in the fissure, it seems slightly concave with nothing at all sticking out. The fissure is half the plant height, so I am guessing than new leaves are not very advanced. There are several old pairs of leaves at the base, the most recent is as dry as the first.
It's not wrinkled at all, should I risk a little bit of water if I want a flower?
Post Edited (01-03-07 19:23)
Happy carrier of Forby Disorder - an obsession with Euphorbia obesa.
NB. Anyone failing to provide a sensible name for me to address them will be called, or referred to, as Fred.