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Euphorbia mammillaris

Euphorbia mammillaris
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Succulent species Euphorbia mammillaris is a short stemmed succulent with a dense cluster. The stem growth is dark ...(
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Full Description: Succulent species Euphorbia mammillaris is a short stemmed succulent with a dense cluster. The stem growth is dark green, upright and multi-ribbed. This species tends to get multiple lateral branches with the main stem reaching 12" to 18" inches in height and approx. 1-1/4" in diameter. Usually there are many club-like lateral branches starting from low on the main stems and arch upwards. Euphorbia mammillaris has 7-17 ribs with hexagonal crowded tubercles set in vertical rows after the manner of an ear of corn and separated by horizontal grooves. The spines are most noticeable at the tops of older main stems and can be up to 2" long. Euphorbia mammillaris does have leaves but they are very tiny It produces a yellow-orange to gold solitary flower at the tip of each stem. Blooming season is from Late winter to early summer. The fruit that follows is aprox 1/4" in diameter.

Native to: South Africa-Little Karoo and Southern Cape area.

Common names; Indian Corn Cob.

Caution; Handling this plants milky white sap may cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction.

Care; Likes part shade to some full sun, drought tolerant once established. Rich, good draining soil mix.

More info: Named for Euphorbus, Greek physician to Juba II, King of Mauretania. The species name "mammillaris" means "having nipples" or "breasts", referring to the many lateral stems which tend to have balloon forms at the tips and are more narrow where they connect to the main stems. Euphorbia mammillaris is often mis-spelled Euphorbia mamillaris with only one (M). There is also a variegated variety which has grey colored stems.

Offered as: A small rooted plant a minimum 7" above the soil line for all mail order locations. Larger plants are available within the USA only, see info. below.

1 gallon plant(s) up to larger 3 to 5 gallon sized specimen plant(s) may also be available for shipping within the U.S.A. ONLY or for pick up at Epicacti Nursery-(our walk-in open to the public nursery). Simply click the link below to visit us or place an order/check availability with one of our friendly sales associates today!

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