[Euphorbia erytrea] AKA "Psst...I'm not a cactus." A handsome sun dweller who stands architecturally tall and proud. Though similar looking, the Euphorbia is not a cactus. But like cacti, they share a dry sense of humour. We like these handsome houseplants in tall slim planters best of all. Very low maintenance and ideal plant for beginners.
A handsome sun dweller who stands architecturally tall and proud. Though similar looking, the Euphorbia is not a cactus. But like cacti, they share a dry sense of humour. We like these handsome houseplants in tall slim planters best of all. Very low maintenance and ideal plant for beginners.
Native to large dry parts of Southern and Eastern Africa.
Positioning + Light Needs
Sun, sun, sun please! I love the sun, I'll take as much as you can throw at me.
Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Never over water! Drought tolerant for short periods.
No misting at all please, I like it dry.
Feed with a diluted cactus-specific feed once in Spring and again in the Summer.
Very slow growing, so every two to three years or so is fine.
Child / Pet Friendly
Look out for
Toppling over! They have shallow roots and are tall, so make sure they're in a suitably sturdy planter.
White sap: if the plant is punctured, the sap could leak out. Beware, this is very toxic!
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here