This is the Euphorbia Erytrea. Although the plant looks like a cactus, it’s not officially. The Euphorbia has spurge in its leaves. A real Cactus doesn’t have spurge.
The Euphorbia originates from South Africa, where the plant gets the nickname corn cob. The plant owes this nickname to the stems that resemble corncobs.
There are few stomata present in the Euphorbia. Because of this water evaporates very slowly. Watering is therefore only necessary when the soil has completely dried out. In winter two months without water is no problem. The Euphorbia likes to get some more water from spring onwards, so that it can grow nicely. Because of the differences in the amount of water, root rot is more likely to occur. Therefore, always keep a close eye on the soil.
As far as the location is concerned, the Euphorbia is not difficult. A place in the semi-shade or in full sunlight. It makes little difference. You can even move the Euphorbia outdoors in summer!
Doesn’t need it
In summer: every 3 weeks
In winter: every 2 months
Toxic for pets?
Once every 3 years