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Cow's Horn Euphorbia

Cow's Horn Euphorbia

Regular price $60.50 USD
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Plant Type: Euphorbia
Plant Height: 2-6 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: yellowish-green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Cow's Horn Euphorbia, scientifically known as Euphorbia grandicornis, is a striking succulent native to South Africa. This plant is named for its distinctively shaped, horn-like branches, which give it a unique and sculptural appearance.

Growing to about 2 to 6 feet in height and 2 to 4 feet in spread, the Cow's Horn Euphorbia forms robust, segmented branches that resemble cow horns. These branches are green with a grayish tinge and have a zigzag pattern. Along the edges of the branches are prominent thorns and small, spaced leaves that are often shed in dry conditions.

The flowers of Euphorbia grandicornis are small, yellowish-green, and typically inconspicuous. They are often overshadowed by the plant's dramatic foliage and architectural form. Like other Euphorbias, the Cow's Horn Euphorbia produces a milky sap when cut or damaged, which can be irritating to the skin and eyes.

This succulent prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-draining soil. It's highly drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly to prevent root rot. The Cow's Horn Euphorbia is well-suited to xeriscaping, rock gardens, and succulent gardens, where its distinctive form can be showcased.

In landscaping, the Cow's Horn Euphorbia is often used as a focal point due to its unique and sculptural appearance. It can add an exotic touch to gardens and is particularly striking when grouped with other succulents and cacti.

Overall, the Cow's Horn Euphorbia is a low-maintenance and visually impressive plant, ideal for adding architectural interest and a touch of the exotic to a variety of garden settings. Its unique, horn-like branches and adaptability to dry conditions make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts and gardeners seeking a dramatic and drought-tolerant plant.

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