Euphorbia Enopla * Pincushion Succulent * Purple Spiny Shrub * Rare 5 Seeds *
THIS LISTING IS FOR 5 SEEDS OF EUPHORBIA ENOPLA Euphorbia enopla is a succulent shrub, much branched from the base and profusely covered with stout red spines up to 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) long. The green, grey-green or bluish-green, ribbed branches are up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter, with the decorative spines tightly arranged in rows along the ribbed edges. The stems often branch out towards the upper section, forming a candelabra-like effect. Leaves are very small and remain only briefly on the plant before falling off. The male and female cyathia (flowers) are found on separate plants. The male flowers being yellow and the female flowers reportedly dark red. Euphorbia enopla is a beautiful species, partly because of its long red-purple spines. It can form soon a large bunch. It isn't an actual cactus, but it looks a lot like one. It's a heavily branching dioecious succulent shrub that grow to about 30-100 cm, much branched from the base, profusely covered with thick, prominent lovely long red spines. Frost tolerance:Takes little frost Minimum avg.temperature (Fully Grown): 50°F (10°C) Sun exposure: Full sun Euphorbias are very easy to care for. They require a little pampering to become established, but once they are, they are self-sufficient. In fact, more die from too much care and watering than from neglect. Euphorbias need well-draining soil and lots of sunlight. They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerant wet soil. Unlike most succulents, Euphorbia does not handle long periods of drought well. It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry several inches below the surface. Water deeply, but don’t let them sit in wet soil, which can cause root rot. Add some organic matter or fertilizer to the planting hole. If you are growing them in containers or your soil is poor, feed with a half-strength fertilizer monthly. USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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