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Euphorbia ferox Live Succulent in 4 Inch

Euphorbia ferox Live Succulent in 4 Inch

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Euphorbia ferox is a striking and unique succulent plant that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Commonly known as the African Milk Barrel or the African Fire Barrel, Euphorbia ferox is native to the arid regions of South Africa, specifically in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces.

This succulent is known for its distinctive and impressive appearance. It forms a large, globular or barrel-shaped stem that can reach heights of up to 1 meter (3 feet) in its natural habitat. The stem is covered in sharp, spiny thorns, which serve as a protective mechanism against herbivores. The thorns are typically brownish-red or black and can be quite long and robust.

The stem of Euphorbia ferox is also characterized by its attractive pattern of raised, spiraling ribs. These ribs are often adorned with raised tubercles or spines, creating an intricate and textured surface. The stem coloration can vary from green to bluish-green, adding to the plant's overall visual appeal.

Like other succulents, Euphorbia ferox has adapted to survive in arid conditions. It has the ability to store water in its stem, allowing it to withstand extended periods of drought. This plant thrives in sun and requires well-draining soil to prevent root rot. It is a slow-growing species and can be propagated from stem cuttings or seeds.

One thing to note about Euphorbia ferox is that it belongs to the Euphorbia genus, which contains several species that produce a milky sap. This sap can be toxic and may cause skin irritation or other adverse reactions, so caution should be exercised when handling the plant.

In terms of cultivation, Euphorbia ferox is popular among succulent collectors and enthusiasts due to its striking architectural form and unique spiny appearance. It can be grown in containers or as a focal point in rock gardens or arid landscapes, provided the climate is suitable. As with any succulent, providing the right growing conditions and regular care will help ensure the health and longevity of Euphorbia ferox.
!!Euphorbia sap is a form of latex and is considered toxic!!
This is for one plant similar to the one shown growing in a 4" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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