Spiny Milk Barrel
Euphorbia horrida var. noorsveldensis

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: horrida var. noorsveldensis
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Succulent

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Woodcrest, California

Bonita Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 7, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

THere are many varieties of Euphorbia horrida, from nearly spineless to covered with long, intense spines- this form is the spiniest form and actually has been named... but it is still the same species of Euphorbia as all the other forms. It is generally a pale green to grey bodied plant, suckering/offsetting prolifically and will sometimes have tiny leaves near the top at the site of new growth in later winter/early spring but is otherwise leafless. All Euphorbia horridas originate from S Africa.