Euphorbia anoplia

$15.00

Euphorbia anoplia is a small clumping stemless succulent that resembles a spineless cactus. It forms a colony of leafless ribbed columns.

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Euphorbia anoplia

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A small clumping stemless succulent that resembles a spineless cactus. It forms a colony of leafless ribbed columns. The columns are usually somewhat variegated from whitish green to green. The plant
has small dark burgundy flowers at the column tips. Although it is fairly hardy, for best appearance E. anoplia should be protected from frost as it can scar or discolor the stems.
This plant contains white sap as all euphorbias do, which is irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes. If you get the sap on your hands, be careful not to touch your face or eyes before thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.

Nice in rock gardens and in cactus and succulent gardens and borders. Requires excellent drainage. Works great in containers where soil drainage and outdoor cultural conditions do not meet the plant’s requirements. Makes an interesting house plant if grown in enough light and could be combined with succulents of similar cultural requirements in larger containers.

Needs well-draining soils especially if grown in the ground during cold winter rains but is otherwise easy to grow.
Very drought tolerant but some water is required during the summer growing season. The plant likes to remain dry during cooler winter months.

Horticultural Data

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Common Names: Tanzanian Zipper Plant; Zipper Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Size Label: 1 gallon
Height: 1′
Width: 1-2′
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade
Water needs: Very drought tolerant but some water is required during the summer growing season. The plant likes to remain dry during cooler winter months.
Maintenance: None
Uses: Nice in rock gardens and in cactus and succulent gardens and borders. Requires excellent drainage. Works great in containers where soil drainage and outdoor cultural conditions do not meet the plant’s requirements. Makes an interesting house plant if grown in enough light and could be combined with succulents of similar cultural requirements in larger containers.
Propagation: Can be propagated from stem cuttings or seed.
Problems: Needs well-draining soils especially if grown in the ground during cold winter rains but is otherwise easy to grow.
Research Links:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/58087/
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Euphorbiaceae/Euphorbia_anoplia.html
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-euphorbia-anoplia-73130.html

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There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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