The Cowboy cactus is a rich green branching Euphorbia that typically grows to become 1m wide once mature. This iconic privacy creating plant forms small leaves at the top of each arm, around recent growth. These leaves drop during seasonal changes and reform at the tip of the plant once again come Spring and Summer.
A mature Euphorbia Cowboy displays small yellow flowers, however you may be waiting many years before this occurs. Growing between 5-15cm per year in Sydney, we find these species perfect for a space where a privacy screen is needed or a dull wall needs spicing up. Suitable for windy areas (yet they can spike themselves) and full sun, this species is great around pools, on high-rise balcony's or in bright indoor spaces.
Like all Euphorbia, it is important to note that the Euphorbia Cowboy consists of a milky latex sap, a sap which should not be ingested and can cause serious irritation to your skin and eyes. Please wash your hands with soap if you get the sap on your skin and avoid rubbing your eyes.
WATER: Water generously when soil is dry in Autumn/Summer/Spring, seldom in Winter.
OUTDOORS: Absolutely, position your plant in half day sun, a bright shaded area or full day sun. We recommend watering plants in full day sun more frequently in the peak of Summer (biweekly - weekly); this regular watering over summer helps prevent sunburn in extreme weather.
INDOORS: This plant is comfortable in well lit indoor areas - preferably close to a window (preferably 2-3+ hours of direct sun on a sunny day)
NB: The most affordable and efficient way to measure if it is time to water your cacti is by using a water meter. When the meter reads “DRY” its time to water again. Remember, over watering Cacti is the main cause of death.Head to our online store to buy your water meter today!
IMAGES ARE STOCK EXAMPLES
THIS CACTUS SPECIES IS SOLD BY CACTUS VISION IN A RANGE OF SIZES & SHAPES. CONCACTUS FOR AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND SIZE OPTIONS.
*STORE PICKUP AVAILABLE WEEKENDS OR BY APPOINTMENT MONDAY - FRIDAY. METRO DELIVERY ACROSS SYDNEY AVAILABLE FROM $60.