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 urchin

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

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.


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Blooming Season Spring-summer
Common Name Baseball plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Green-yellow solitary
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 8b
Height (150) Cm
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia horrida urchin
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun

Euphorbia horrida urchin

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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