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PlantFiles: Euphorbia
Euphorbia cactus

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: cactus (KAK-tus) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Mar 5, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is another 3-4 sided spiny, columnar Euphorbia, this one from Arabia. It has paired spines, some light green bands up and down the columns, and can form a caudex at its base. Not common in cultivation. Am happy to report after growing this a few years in the ground in southern California inland that it seems a relatively hardy plant (cold tolerant below 30F at least... but not sure yet how much colder... hope I don't find out to tell you the truth).

Regional...

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

Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Lake Worth, Florida



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