January 17, 2023
Euphorbia mammillaris ‘Variegata’
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Euphorbia mammillaris ‘Variegata’, more commonly known as the Corn Cob Succulent. Named for their resemblance to an ear of corn, this plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is native to South Africa. The variegated variety is extra special with a creamy-green coloration adorned with tiny leaves and spikes. This is a great plant for begininning plant parents and smaller spaces as it is slow growing. Keep in mind that plants in the Euphorbia familly are generally toxic to humans and animals.
Let’s talk about care. When it comes to light and water, treat Euphorbia like a succulent. In your home, this plant prefers full sun. Direct sun the morning may be adequatel, but position your plant in the sunniest spot, right in front of a window, as this will encourage a pink tinge. Watering your Euphorbia is the easy part. Allow the soil to dry completely before giving it a good soak. This could mean once per month in the winter when plants are not actively growing, but more frequently during the hot summer months, especially if you are growing it outdoors. Re-pot using the Sol Soils Cactus Gritty Mix. This is the perfect blend for cacti and succulents. As always, keep an eye out for common pests such as mealy bugs and scale which tend to affect cactus and euphorbia. Check for pests weekly when watering and keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment.
Euphorbia mammillaris ‘Variegata’ is available at Tonkadale in 4” pots. If you have additional questions feel free to reach out by phone, Instagram, or email us at email@example.com.