Euphorbia horrida

African Milk Barrel, African Milk Spurge, African Milk Bush
Size
ex 9cm pot
Availability: In stock
£9.99
Quick Overview
  • Cactus-like succulent
  • Columnar habit branching from the base
  • Full sun
  • Well-drained gritty substrate
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Euphorbia horrida, African Milk Barrel, is a chunky cactus-like ribbed succulent from South Africa with a columnar basally-branching stem that forms a spiky bush. It is a highly attractive plant with a crinkly often-crumpled look to its ribs that bristle with many dark reddish-brown spines and with an epidermis that has patches of a beautiful chalky-blue bloom. In cultivation it requires conditions that mimic its arid natural environment and needs a completely free-draining substrate with lots of grit and a very modest and restrained watering regime even during the summer months - with no water at all during the winter. Although it can be placed outdoors during the summer, care must be taken to ensure it doesn't get drenched in a summer shower. The danger of rotting from over-watering is never far away. Perfect in a terracotta container and ideal as a houseplant in a well-lit area where it gets lots of sun.


Additional Information

Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Sub-Family Euphorbioideae
Synonyms Euphorbia horrida var. horrida, Euphorbia horrida var. major, Euphorbia horrida var. noorsveldensis, Euphorbia horrida var. striata
Geographical Origin South Africa: Eastern Cape
Cultivation Sunny well-lit aspect. Well-drained, sandy, gritty mix. Water very sparingly, not at all during winter: October to March. Ideal houseplantplant. If placed outdoors in the summer be mindful of summer showers
Eventual Height to 1m
Eventual Spread to 1m
Hardiness Cold tolerant but not frost hardy - indoors in the UK. Houseplant or in a cool glasshouse
Euphorbia horrida
African Milk Barrel, African Milk Spurge, African Milk Bush
Size
ex 9cm pot
Availability: In stock
£9.99
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