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GMadd
Nov 13, 2016 1:42 PM CST
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I have had this cactus potted for about 20 years. I'm not sure what type of cactus it is. It's gotten too big for the room I had it in previously. I'd like to put it in my sunroom which gets a lot of light but also gets cold in the winter. We have a propane stove in that room that we only turn on when we are sitting in there. Otherwise it does get pretty cold considering we are in the Northeast. Do you think that the cactus would survive in there over the winter?
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DaisyI
Nov 13, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Welcome!

First, your 'cactus' is actually a succulent native to West Africa. It's a Euphorbia maybe E. trigona. The common name is Candelabra Cactus or African Milk Tree. The minimum temperature they can handle is about 50 degrees and that for just a short period of time.
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GMadd
Nov 13, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Thanks Daisyl. Looks like the sunroom is a no go. I'll have to come up with another spot. Glad I asked before moving it!

DaisyI said: Welcome!

First, your 'cactus' is actually a succulent native to West Africa. It's a Euphorbia maybe E. trigona. The common name is Candelabra Cactus or African Milk Tree. The minimum temperature they can handle is about 50 degrees and that for just a short period of time.


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