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Euphorbia cv. Macguffin

Regular price£38.00

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Useful Information

Plant Bio

This plant is often labelled as Euphorbia loricata but it is actually a threeway hybrid called Macguffin; a cross of E. bupleurifolia and E. clava, then crossed with E. heptagona. It is thought to be a complex garden hybrid raised by Robert Manda from the 1940’s. It was named ‘Macguffin’ by Gordon Rowley in 1997; 'Macguffin' is the name Alfred Hitchcock gave to the plot device in his movies.

Euphorbia cv. Macguffin has erect stems which tend to group at the base as the plant matures, they have tuberculate green veins, from which the slim lanceolate leaves emerge. The cyathium are yellow-green and at the end of a long peduncle. Leaves tend to drop off as the plant grows. 

Light: Allow the plant to see the sun for as many hours of the day as possible; Euphorbia require direct light to grow well.

Water: Allow the potting mix to dry out completely in between waterings; Euphorbia store the water they need for photosynthesis inside their stems. Before watering, aerate the potting mix with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top of the substrate and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A mix of predominantly non-organic material like clay, pumice or lava grit with a small amount of coco coir. The mix this plant is already potted in is ideal. Euphorbia only need repotting every 2-3 years. 

Fertilising: Feed every few waterings during the growing season. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 18-26˚C. They can tolerate short periods of between 8 and 12˚C.

Humidity: Average humidity; if the humidity is particularly high, good ventilation is key to prevent mildew and fungal disease. 

Euphorbia are toxic and contain a milky sap which can cause severe skin irritation & eye pain, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

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Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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