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.
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!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late winter to early summer.|
|Common Name||Corncob cactus.|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Height||20-35 cm tall.|
|Scientific Name||Euphorbia mammillaris corn cob|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|