How to grow Euphorbia enopla

Euphorbia enopla grow and care – shrub‎ succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Pincushion Euphorbia, Euphorbia enopla perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant and grow for the showy spines, its drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, dry tropics, desert, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Euphorbia enopla stems

Stem green with red-purple or brown spines each spine can be 3-6cm.

Flower color yellow or purple, the flower grow on stems in the top of the stem.

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How to grow Euphorbia enopla growing and care:

Prefer more than 10C but can survive frost, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – sowing in the spring in sunny location keep soil lightly moist (be aware do not over water), better that the soil will be sandy with good drainage / Vegetative reproduction – start from cutting, when cut the stem need to wait until the cut area will hill, keep the stem in shade and dry location, important the drainage of the soil, do not over water, and let it dry little bit between water but don’t let it fully dry, shade in the beginning it’s important for the stem, after establish need to expose slowly to the sun

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s hard to start from seeds and start from cutting it’s just easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spines, like all euphorbia it’s toxic, sensitive to overwater

Planting season:
Spring to autumn (hardiness zone 10a-10b), All year in hardiness zone 11+

Pests and diseases:
Snails, root rot

Pruning season:
All year, but better not to cut if there isn’t need

How to prune:
Dead parts and reduce old parts, when grow only one stem or just few and for design, pruning the top can be few centimeter from the ground than will start to grow new stems.

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing, after the plant become bigger it become little bit faster

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, overwater will kill the plant, let it dry between watering, it is drought tolerant but can’t survive long period of drought

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun will bloom well / Half Shade / Full Shade – grow well but might have problems of bloom, that it won’t bloom

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, because it might not bloom as houseplant, if blooming it’s important take it out or put on the window in the spring to summer and in the autumn put it back indoor

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in containers need well ventilated and sandy soil with good drainage lava grit, can use in cactus mix soil,

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring, possible in the summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow or purple flowers, the flower grow on stems in the top of the stem

Scientific name:

Euphorbia enopla

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13