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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06/22/2022
Sue C.
United States

Great company! Beautiful snowflake!

I encourage shopping for cacti and succulents to shop at Planet Desert! The plants ordered arrived in great shape! Amazing care was given to the packaging and shipping of the plants! Deserves 10 stars!

JH
06/21/2022
Jordan H.
United States United States

Great plant

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05/17/2022
Judith H.
United States United States

Hoping for A Great Future

This plant was a bit for my daughter who collects exotic plants. I reproduced the online picture and the growing tips from the purchase site. The plant was not impressive-looking at all. It looked as if it bloomed recently and was in a dormant state. She will give it excellent care, and if anyone can be successful growing it to bloom, she will be that person.

MC
04/25/2022
Mary C.
United States United States

Euphoria polygons snowflakes

it came in a small pot so I carefully Repot it in a bigger flower pot because give It space to grow ! So far its ok In the sun light, and wind. How long will it take so it will start to bloom in a snowflake?hope soon ! Best, Mary Cueto happy with product

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04/21/2022
Mary M.
United States United States

LOVE it!

I received my little cactus the other day, and he arrived with no stress due to expert packaging. He's not too white yet, but I have hope. I love him already and he was a great purchase!

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