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Corn Cob Euphorbia
Scientific Name: Euphorbia mammillaris L.
Synonym:
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Corn Cob Euphorbia (Euphorbia  mammillaris) Frost Tolerance: Need frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45F (7C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Little Karoo and Southern Cape area)

Growth Habits: Up to 8 inches tall (20 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep drier in winter

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds


As in all the Euphorbias, keep the latex away from your eyes and mouth. An attractive variegated form can often be found.

Euphorbia mammillaris 'variegata' from Bach's Nursery

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
To propagate the Corn Cob, just take a branch in summer, wash the latex, let it dry for a week, and plant it. Do not water the cutting until it shows a fair amount of growth. If the temperature is rather low, there might not be any growth for several months, so be patient. If the cutting starts showing discoloration, it is a sign that it is rotting. You can cut the discolored part, let the cut dry thoroughly, and try again.

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