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

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. This plant gets more white with direct sun and the ones in our nursery do not get direct sun. They will get more white if you put them in mostly sun.

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.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflakes'
Common Name Snowflake euphorbia
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Purple, yellow
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 24 in. tall, 12 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Shrubby succulents
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, pest resistant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Moderate

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Euphorbia polygona snowflakes

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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 6" and larger 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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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. This plant gets more white with direct sun and the ones in our nursery do not get direct sun. They will get more white if you put them in mostly sun.

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.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflakes'
Common Name Snowflake euphorbia
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Purple, yellow
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 24 in. tall, 12 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Shrubby succulents
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, pest resistant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Moderate

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