Euphorbia polyacantha is part of the Euphorbiaceae family and is native to Ethiopia, Sudan and Erithraea. It is a spiny bush and in its natural habitat will grow on the sides of mountains in hot valleys. Growth is typically without a clear trunk, instead it is made up of numerous densely erect branches. The flowers (cyathia) are yellow in colour and grow exactly between the spine pairs.
Pot: 8.5cm diameter
Height: Approximately 18cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: 20-28˚C and can tolerate spells of 10˚C.
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Water when dry, allowing to completely dry out before watering again. Do not water in winter as the plant wille nter a period of dormancy.
Air humidity: Low humidity.
Potting mix: Very well draining, add perlite or pumice to the mix.
Fertilising: Feed once per month during the growing season.
This plant is toxic, latex sap causes severe skin irritation & eye pain, including temporary blindness that can last several days. All parts are highly toxic, possibly fatal, if ingested.