|Corn Cob Euphorbia|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
|Plant Height:||18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||2 feet|
|Fruit:||Pops open explosively when ripe
|Flowers:||Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Dynamic Accumulator:||B (Boron)
|Toxicity:||Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 13, 2020 9:40 PM
Highly branched columnar succulent Euphorbia with tubercles tightly packed together in rows, making each stem look a bit like a corn cob. From near the Cape in South Africa. Very popular and widespread in cultivation. Branches appear at the base and/or above. This plant becomes a subshrub when mature, and is extremely well behaved in containers. It may bear intermittent spines (actually sterile peduncles) that are not particularly deadly or ornamental. Very small, ephemeral vestigial leaves appear on new growth. Plants are male or female (dioecious) and cyathia are borne near the tips a few times a year. This plant hybridizes easily with polygona and related plants. It is resistant to hares and confers this resistance upon some hybrids.
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|ethompson92||On April 6, 2020||Obtained plant|
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