How to grow Euphorbia horrida

Euphorbia horrida growing shrub‎ succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia horrida cactus, Euphorbia horrida perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics or dry tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Euphorbia horrida stems

Stem green with red-purple or brown spines each spine can be 1-2 cm, the stem can be twisted.

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

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Requirements for Euphorbia horrida growing and care:

More than 15C, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
40-120cm, 16-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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

Scientific name:

Euphorbia horrida

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