Euphorbia mammillaris corn cob

Euphorbia mammillaris Indian Corn Cob

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).

The Euphorbia mammillaris, also known as the Indian corn cob, belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. A local of South Africa, the Indian corn cob euphorbia is a grey/silver colored columnar shrublet that has the typical spikes, just like toothpicks. The main stem is thick, with many lateral branches that appear club-like. The drought-tolerant Euphorbia Indian corn cob grows to a height of 1 foot and bears gold/yellow flowers through the year. The plant is winter-dormant, grows fast, and is not frost-hardy. This plant requires full sun to partial shade for best growth.

Growth Rate

The Indian corn cob is a fast-growing plant.


The Euphorbia mammillaris flowers all through the year. The color of the Indian corn cob flower is gold/yellow.


An important tip for Euphorbia mammillaris care is that the plant should be watered once a week during the hot summer season and once a month during winter.


Another crucial aspect of Indian corn cob cactus care is that it should be planted in cacti-appropriate soil or loamy soil. Use a container with suitable drainage holes.


The hardiness zone for this succulent is 9b to 11a. It is not frost-hardy and cannot survive a hard frost.


This plant needs full sun to partial shade for the best growth.


Euphorbia mammillaris propagation is best done via offsets.

Indian corn cob bears fruits with obtuse lobes, which are about 6mm in diameter. Order this fantastic succulent from Planet Desert at the best prices!

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Blooming Season Late winter to early summer.
Common Name Corncob cactus.
Dormancy Winter
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Chalky green
Frost Tolerance  8-12°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a
Height 20-35 cm tall.
Origin South africa.
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia mammillaris corn cob
Shape Erect club-shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Elizabeth K.
United States United States

Fantastic plant!

This plant came very well packaged, no damage sustained. It has many little leafy buds on it and it is growing beautifully!

Marie L.
United States United States

Delicate, but hardy!

Just as pictured online.

virginia w.
United States United States

very neat plant

Love this unusual and very interesting cacti!

Peggy H.
United States United States

Bringing the desert to midwest

Got about three weeks ago and I see new growth and we little corns

Afshaun H.
United States United States

So cute!

Love this one! Can’t wait for it to get bigger!!

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Euphorbia mammillaris corn cob

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