Euphorbia ferox is an evergreen, succulent perennial plant from the Euphorbiaceae family. Commonly known by the name Pincushion Euphorbia, this plant originates from the Cape Province region of South Africa. Suits growing in a container, handle with care as the spines are fierce. Flowers are small and non-showy, coloured yellow.
- You will receive a Euphorbia Ferox
- similar to the ones shown in the pictures.
- Greenhouse grown.
- Shown in 4" pot. Will ship in pot. (Not shipped in exact pot)
Recommended care instructions -
- Light - Euphorbia plants prefer a spot in full sun meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days, though some species can tolerate part shade. In hot climates, some afternoon shade can be helpful for most species.
Soil - All Euphorbias, especially the succulent varieties, need well-draining soil. A sandy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH is best, though most will do fine in slightly alkaline soil as well. When grown in containers, Euphorbia should be planted in a cactus/succulent potting mix.
Water - Water whenever the top couple inches of soil feels dry from spring to fall when the plant is actively growing. During the winter, reduce watering to only when the plant shows signs of wilt.
- Temperature and humidity - Most Euphorbia species can tolerate hot temperatures and prefer a warm environment with average daytime temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold tolerance varies among the species. Some will handle a light frost while others don’t grow well in temperatures below roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity tolerance also varies. It’s important to have good ventilation around the plants if there is high humidity to prevent fungal disease.
- Fertiliser - Feeding requirements vary by Euphorbia species, but in general all of the plants will benefit from some fertiliser. Adding compost or a balanced organic fertiliser to a new plant will help to promote healthy growth. Then, many Euphorbia species will do fine with a weak liquid fertiliser applied throughout the growing season. Container plants typically need more feeding than ones grown in the ground. And a plant that develops yellowing leaves at the bottom is one that's in need of feeding.