(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Euphorbia aeruginosa is a very decorative spiny, succulent forming dwarf. Its name, which means 'verdigris', refers to the coppery-green branches which have contrasting reddish-brown spines. Common and relatively easy to grow plant for pot culture. Branches bluish-grey or copper-green often spirally twisted. Flowers (cyathia): Small bright yellow c. 3 mm in diameter; nectar-glands oblong, just touching. They are dormant in the winter. Warning: As with all other Euphorbias, when a plant get damaged it exudes a thick white milky sap known as latex. This latex is poisonous and may irritate skin. Pay extreme attention not to get any in your eyes or mouth.
Common Names include: Spurge, Miniature Saguaro
Frost tolerance: 4°C/ 39 F
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Republic of South Africa, Mpumalanga, formerly known as the Eastern Transvaal
Growth habits: They do need a lot of light to keep their compact growth-form, but different clones vary in their tolerance of full sunshine. The plants that are not kept in full sun grow faster, but became untidy and may need support as they get larger, or branches fall off. It grows into a large, many stemmed specimen, and it can fill a 30 cm bowl.
Watering needs: it can be watered moderately all year around (except in the coldest month of the winter, as it rot easily ,especially if over-wet)
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Miniature saguaro|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11|
|Height||6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Euphorbia aeruginosa|
|Sun Exposure||Light shade|