• Euphorbia unispina
  • Euphorbia unispina
  • Euphorbia unispina

Euphorbia unispina

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Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.

Let me introduce you to the fascinating Euphorbia unispina, a unique plant with an intriguing origin story and specific care requirements.

Originating from the arid regions of South Africa, Euphorbia unispina, also known as the "Cactus Spurge," is a succulent plant that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Its name "unispina" refers to the single, sharp spine found on each tubercle of the plant, giving it a distinct appearance.

Caring for your Euphorbia unispina requires a few key considerations. Firstly, it thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Find a well-lit spot near a window, preferably facing east or west, where it can receive a few hours of gentle morning or afternoon sun. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it can scorch the plant.

When it comes to watering, Euphorbia unispina has typical succulent needs. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot. During the growing season, which is typically spring and summer, water the plant sparingly, allowing the topsoil to dry out at least an inch deep. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant enters its dormant phase.