Corn Cob

Euphorbia mammillaris

Corkscrew, Corncob Euphorbia, Corncob-Cactus

profile iconEuphorbia mammillaris f. variegata 2015-06-01 OB 215
by Salicyna (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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profile iconEuphorbia mammillaris f. variegata 2015-06-01 OB 215
by Salicyna (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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This species is also known as corkscrew or corn cob after its overall appearance. It is a dioecious, subshrub species with an erect growth habit and many thick spines. Dioecious plants produce male and female flowers on individual plants. These flowers are non-showy and discrete, short-lived and usually yellow-green to red in colour. They are produced in clusters at the tips of the stems.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Euphorbiaceae

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