Euphorbia Hamata Elephant's Milk Bush
(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).
*The last photos are for reference only of full size plant.
Euphorbia hamata, also commonly known as ‘Elephant's milk bush’, is a spineless succulent shrub with branches at the base that can reach a height of 18-36 inches. On the branches, there are numerous recurved tubercules. This winter-dormant plant has its origin in Namibia and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family.
Euphorbia hamata has a fast growth rate.
Elephant’s milk bush plant blooms in the winter season and produces Chartreuse (yellow-green) flowers.
Watering and Feeding
The native area of this plant receives rain in both winter and summer. So, you can water these succulents moderately all year. Use a well-balanced fertilizer. During the growing season, continue to apply fertilizer once or twice a week.
Euphorbia hamata needs well-draining soil. Sandy soil with a pH of slightly acidic to neutral is ideal, but it will thrive in slightly alkaline soil as well.
This variety of Euphorbia is frost-hardy. It has a frost tolerance of 4°C (39.2°F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 11.
These plants can tolerate conditions ranging from Full sun to partial shade sun exposure.
Elephant’s milk bush is propagated by seeds or cuttings.
Euphorbia hamata is a simple succulent plant for pot culture that forms a small stem and makes an interesting specimen. Give it a try and expand your succulent collection.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Elephants milk bush|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Euphorbia hamata|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|