Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Euphorbia polygona snowflakes

Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape, but it may not be as white as shown in the photos as the colors range from a grey-blue to white. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Please note: You will receive a similar plant in size and shape, but it may not be as white as shown in the photos as the colors range from a grey-blue to white. 

Euphorbia Polygona, also commonly known as the 'African Milk Barrel,' is a spiny succulent shrub with spine waviness. This winter-dormant plant is cylindrical in shape and has sharp ridges lined with thorns. It originates from Mexico and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Euphorbia Polygona ‘Snowflake’ grows up to 1 to 2 feet in height.

Growth Rate

The Euphorbia polygona plant has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

This plant produces purple-yellow flowers that bloom in the spring-summer season. The attractive flowers are produced individually.

Watering and Feeding

Allow the soil to dry between watering. Check underneath the pot through the drainage holes to see if the roots are dry before watering the plant. If this is the case, then add some water. Water infrequently to avoid overwatering, which can kill the plant. During the spring and summer growing seasons, fertilize Euphorbia polygona every two weeks with a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer.

Soil

African milk barrel plants thrive in well-draining, sandy soil or a cactus potting mix. They are not picky about soil pH, but they do not like wet soil.

Hardiness

This succulent is cold-hardy and has a frost tolerance of -4° C (24.8° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 – 11.

Light

This Euphorbia species prefers full to partial shade sun exposure. Allow at least 3-5 hours of direct sunlight per day, and turn it on a regular basis to prevent your plant from growing disproportionately.

Propagation

The African milk barrel plant is propagated through cuttings. Take cuttings in the spring and let them dry out in the shade for a couple of weeks before potting.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Spring -summer
Common Name African milk barrel
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Purple yellow
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 – 11
Height 1' – 2'
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia polygona snowflakes
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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MM
02/02/2023
Myron M.
United States United States

My Euphorbia polygona snowflakes

So far this is a great plant. Just recently purchased it, so it has not gained any color yet. Anxiously awaiting the final specimen in a year or so.

JM
02/01/2023
Jim M.
United States United States

Beautifully blue

Gorgeous little blueish/grey specimen. Excited to see how it turns out when it grows.

EM
01/14/2023
Ellen M.
United States United States

Christmas present

Wonderful and quick shipping! Thank you!

CM
12/16/2022
Cheryl M.
United States United States

Euphorbia polygona snowflake

Shipped within a reasonable time, very healthy and well packed. We are so pleased with our new babies

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12/15/2022
Loren R.
United States United States

Great

Plant was in good condition and was delivered on time. It looked like the plant as advertised.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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