Euphorbia mammillaris var.

Euphorbia mammillaris (Corn Cob) is native to Madagascar, and belongs to the "spurge family" Euphorbiaciae. It grows to approximately 30cm in height, with silver - grey succulent stems covered with grey spines and pink highlights. It is popular in water-wise gardens, rockeries, desert gardens and as an ornamental potted plant.

Common Name: Corn Cob

Height: Grows to about 30cm tall.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces tiny yellow flowers in the springtime.

Propagation: Removing and replanting offsets.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.