Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova
Euphorbia horrida major nova

Euphorbia horrida major nova African milk barrel

(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).

Euphorbia horrida major nova, also commonly called the African milk barrel is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. This succulent grows as a columnar spiny succulent with sharp ridges on the stems lined with thorns. At times, one can view white and green striped markings on the stem. The growth style of this succulent is similar to that of cactus barrel cacti. A native of South Africa, the succulent flowers in summer with yellow flowers. It grows about 12 inches in height exhibiting a prolonged growth rate. It is dormant in winter and is frost-hardy. For best growth, this plant requires full sun to partial shade.

Growth Rate

The Euphorbia horrida major nova exhibits a prolonged growth rate.


The succulent outputs yellow flowers in the summer season


The African milk barrel care that you need to remember is to water it as little and infrequently as possible. The succulent cannot tolerate higher amounts of water and may rot to death.


Euphorbia horrida major nova needs well-draining soil. The containers should have adequate holes. You should use a typical cactus potting mix containing 50% to 75% sand, or any mineral grit like perlite or pumice.


The hardiness zone for this succulent is 10. It is frost-hardy.


Euphorbia horrida major nova needs full sun to partial shade to thrive.


Use seeds or cuttings to propagate the Euphorbia horrida major nova succulent.

A word of caution: Euphorbia horrida major nova releases a white sappy substance that can irritate the skin. It is best to use gloves to keep your hands protected

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Patrice B.
United States United States

Nice cactus

They were well packed and came quickly. They all look like they are healthy and will grow well. I will certainly order more from Planet Desert. It would be nice if they ALWAYS gave a mature size in their descriptions.

Gail T.
United States United States

I love it!

It arrived in great condition! Its large enough that even with a change in environment & climate, should do well!

Joe B.

Lovely little Horrida in perfect shape! Th...

Lovely little Horrida in perfect shape! Thanks so much!

Bella T.

very cute! the full grown version of this...

very cute! the full grown version of this plant is slightly terrifying but I thought maybe if I watch it grow up it will...grow on me.

Euphorbia horrida major nova

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