Euphorbia ingens (cowboy cactus) is a spiny, evergreen, succulent tree with a short trunk, usually growing up to 12 metres tall, exceptionally to 15 metres. It has an abundant latex; the bole is stout; the bark grey and roughly fissured; the branches persistent from around 3 metres upwards, almost erect, rebranching, fand orming a large, broadly rounded crown. The leaves are rudimentary and ephemeral, most photosynthesis being carried out by the almost spine-free, green, cactus-like stems.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, and occasionally for its wood. It is planted as an ornamental in succulent gardens or rock gardens in South Africa and the United States.
It’s an easy species to grow that is suited for any well drained soil in full sun. But young plant are happy growing indoors, where they can easily reach the ceiling.
Water regularly during the active growing season from March to September. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep almost completely dry in winter.
Please note that the photo is indicative, each plant has different shape and size.
Unfortunately, these plants cannot be sent and are collect from our Athens store only!
Dimensions: pot size Ø 26 cm / plant height 155 cm (approx)