Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin
Euphorbia horrida urchin

Euphorbia horrida is a spiny succulent shrub with irregular basally clumping stems. In age it will form tight clumps of upright columns up to a meter wide that closely resemble some cactus species. It also has clustered crowns of somewhat ferocious spines much like the true cacti.

Stem: 100 to 150 mm thick, up to 75 (150) cm tall, erect, cylindrical, blue-grey to grey-green and often with white stripes.
Ribs: 10 to 20, wing-like, prominent, deeply grooved between and more or less undulated
Spines: On the ribs there are 1-5 persistent peduncles, spiny and crowded together about 4-10 mm long and 1-4 formidable main spines up to 40 mm long and very rigid.
Leaves: Inconspicuous and ephemeral in the centre of the plant.
Peduncles: Solitary 4-8 mm tall, hairy with small bracts.
Flowers: Very small green-yellow solitary cyathia approx 4 mm in diameter. Involucre finely hairy with 5 glands and 5 large lobes. Pistil three-lobed. Involucres glands are green, blooms in summer.
Remarks: This plant is somewhat variable with many varieties and forms, and perhaps natural hybrids between it and taller Euphorbias.


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Springsummer
Botanical Name Euphorbia horrida
Common Name Baseball plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Greenyellow solitary
Growth Habit Cylindrical,
Hardiness Zone 8b
Mature Size (150) Cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 4°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Euphorbia horrida urchin

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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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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.

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Euphorbia horrida is a spiny succulent shrub with irregular basally clumping stems. In age it will form tight clumps of upright columns up to a meter wide that closely resemble some cactus species. It also has clustered crowns of somewhat ferocious spines much like the true cacti.

Stem: 100 to 150 mm thick, up to 75 (150) cm tall, erect, cylindrical, blue-grey to grey-green and often with white stripes.
Ribs: 10 to 20, wing-like, prominent, deeply grooved between and more or less undulated
Spines: On the ribs there are 1-5 persistent peduncles, spiny and crowded together about 4-10 mm long and 1-4 formidable main spines up to 40 mm long and very rigid.
Leaves: Inconspicuous and ephemeral in the centre of the plant.
Peduncles: Solitary 4-8 mm tall, hairy with small bracts.
Flowers: Very small green-yellow solitary cyathia approx 4 mm in diameter. Involucre finely hairy with 5 glands and 5 large lobes. Pistil three-lobed. Involucres glands are green, blooms in summer.
Remarks: This plant is somewhat variable with many varieties and forms, and perhaps natural hybrids between it and taller Euphorbias.


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Springsummer
Botanical Name Euphorbia horrida
Common Name Baseball plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Color Greenyellow solitary
Growth Habit Cylindrical,
Hardiness Zone 8b
Mature Size (150) Cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 4°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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