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Cow’s Horn, Big Horned Spurge; There’s more than 3000 species of Euphorbia, hailing from Madagascar, from low-growing succulents to woody shrubs to trees. Cow’s Horn is an upright multi-stemmed succulent shrub which can grow enormous – up to 2m wide and 2m tall, sometimes collapsing under its own weight. This ornamental bushy plant is Native to African countries including Swaziland, Mozambique and Kenya. It has strong spines that resemble…cows’ horns. Leaves are angular, tiny, scaly and grey-brown stems, while flowers are brilliant yellow on mature plants.
Very easy care, just need some pampering to get going, but are then quite self-sufficient. Regular watering and sun to partial sun, with well drained soil and good ventilation, and you’ll have happy plants. Excellent plants for indoors as well as outside, or for growing in the rock garden. Warning: Poisonous sap so handle with care.
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.