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A picture of a Pincushion Euphorbia

Pincushion Euphorbia

Euphorbia ferox

Also known as

Spurge, Milkweed

Photo by Peter Warren (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

15cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pincushion Euphorbia

A close up of a Euphorbia ferox plant
A close up of some yellow flowers on a Euphorbia ferox plant
A close up of a Euphorbia ferox cactus
Some green Euphorbia ferox growing in the wild
A photo of Pincushion Euphorbia

Pincushion Euphorbia Overview

Euphorbia ferox is an evergreen, succulent perennial plant from the Euphorbiaceae family. Commonly known by the name Pincushion Euphorbia, this plant originates from the Cape Province region of South Africa. Suits growing in a container, handle with care as the spines are fierce. Flowers are small and non-showy, coloured yellow. Grows well in bright sun and well-draining, sandy soil. Water sparingly and infrequently, particularly if growing indoors as a houseplant.

Common problems with Pincushion Euphorbia

How to propagate Pincushion Euphorbia

Cuttings

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn.

Division

Seed

Seeds in the autumn.

Special features of Pincushion Euphorbia

Drought resistant

Other uses of Pincushion Euphorbia

Ornamental