This bold and stylish tree-like succulent shrub is often favoured as an ornamental in landscapes. It has a rigid, bushy growth habit and can reach impressive heights up to 16m tall, and if grown as an indoor plant, will reach the ceiling, though it oddly likes small pots! It is characterised by its cylindrical main trunk and slender, drooping branches, and angular zig-zagging stems. It has very sharp, short spines which resemble a cow’s horns, and striking yellow flowers. A moderately fast grower, it is long-lived and will remain content in its position for years.
Simple to maintain, this plant is happy in moderate shade and requires minimal watering (more during the active growth season, summer), but ensure it has an airy, well-draining growing medium. One of the 2000 species of Euphorbia around the world, this variety hails from Africa. Common names: Valleybush Euphorbia, Large-toothed Euphorbia.
NOTE: Euphorbia’s are for ornamental purposes only. The milky sap can be toxic and can cause adverse reactions if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. Do not ingest. Euphorbias do not typically require pruning or maintenance, but take care when handling.