African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova
African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova

The Euphorbia horrida major nova, also commonly called the African milk barrel is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. The African milk barrel gets its name from the milky white sap. 

This Euphorbia succulent grows as a clump-forming spiny succulent with sharp ridges on the stems lined with thorns. At times, one can see white and green striped markings on the stem, which is covered in rows of sharp, spine-like tubercles, giving it a spiky and textured appearance. As it gets mature your African milk barrel ribs become wavy. The growth habit of this Euphorbia horrida major nova succulent is similar to that of cactus barrel cacti.  It grows about 12 inches in height, exhibiting a prolonged growth rate.  

The flowers of the Euphorbia horrida major nova are yellowish green, appear at the top of the Euphorbia plant and usually bloom in summer. The flowers aren't showy or large, but they add a nice contrast to the blue-green color of the cactus itself.  

When it comes to care, your Euphorbia horrida major nova needs full sun to partial shade to thrive. It can tolerate partial shade, but too much shade may cause the stem to elongate and lose its compact shape. As for watering, it's important to let the soil dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot. The African milk barrel succulent cannot tolerate higher amounts of water and may rot to death.  

Euphorbia horrida major nova needs well-draining succulent soil, and the containers should have adequate holes. When growing indoors, it prefers temperatures between 65-85°F. If you are growing outdoors, the USDA Zone 10 is best for your African milk barrel.  The Euphorbia horrida nova is very frost-hardy to 5 F. You can use seeds or cuttings to propagate the Euphorbia horrida major nova succulent.

Additionally, Euphorbia horrida major nova is mildly toxic to both humans and pets as it releases a white sappy substance that can irritate the skin. It is best to use gloves to keep your hands protected. 

With the help of an African milk barrel - Euphorbia horrida Major Nova, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Euphorbia horrida 'nova'
Common Name African Milk Barrel
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Yellow, greenish, plum colored
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Clump forming, Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Spiny succulent, Cactus
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, Mildly toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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African Milk Barrel - Euphorbia Horrida Major Nova

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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.

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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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The Euphorbia horrida major nova, also commonly called the African milk barrel is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. The African milk barrel gets its name from the milky white sap. 

This Euphorbia succulent grows as a clump-forming spiny succulent with sharp ridges on the stems lined with thorns. At times, one can see white and green striped markings on the stem, which is covered in rows of sharp, spine-like tubercles, giving it a spiky and textured appearance. As it gets mature your African milk barrel ribs become wavy. The growth habit of this Euphorbia horrida major nova succulent is similar to that of cactus barrel cacti.  It grows about 12 inches in height, exhibiting a prolonged growth rate.  

The flowers of the Euphorbia horrida major nova are yellowish green, appear at the top of the Euphorbia plant and usually bloom in summer. The flowers aren't showy or large, but they add a nice contrast to the blue-green color of the cactus itself.  

When it comes to care, your Euphorbia horrida major nova needs full sun to partial shade to thrive. It can tolerate partial shade, but too much shade may cause the stem to elongate and lose its compact shape. As for watering, it's important to let the soil dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot. The African milk barrel succulent cannot tolerate higher amounts of water and may rot to death.  

Euphorbia horrida major nova needs well-draining succulent soil, and the containers should have adequate holes. When growing indoors, it prefers temperatures between 65-85°F. If you are growing outdoors, the USDA Zone 10 is best for your African milk barrel.  The Euphorbia horrida nova is very frost-hardy to 5 F. You can use seeds or cuttings to propagate the Euphorbia horrida major nova succulent.

Additionally, Euphorbia horrida major nova is mildly toxic to both humans and pets as it releases a white sappy substance that can irritate the skin. It is best to use gloves to keep your hands protected. 

With the help of an African milk barrel - Euphorbia horrida Major Nova, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Euphorbia horrida 'nova'
Common Name African Milk Barrel
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Yellow, greenish, plum colored
Genus Euphorbia
Growth Habit Clump forming, Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Spiny succulent, Cactus
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, Mildly toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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