How to grow Euphorbia horrida

Euphorbia horrida grow and care – 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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How to grow 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 indoor 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

How to grow Euphorbia horrida

Growing Euphorbia horrida

Euphorbia horrida


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

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