Introduce yourself to the memorable beauty of the Indian Corn Cob succulent plant. With its striking resemblance to an actual corn cob, this prickly shrublet would add a glimpse of elegance to any terrarium.
Commonly known as Indian Corn Cob, Corncob Cactus, Corncob Euphorbia, and Corn Cob Plant, Euphorbia mammillaris is a fast-growing succulent species of the Euphorbiaceae family. Native to South Africa, this cacti member is a drought-tolerant plant and can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) in height. This Cactus has a bushy growing manner, and forms stems with 7-17 ribs per each. The stems resemble corn cobs and can turn rosy pink in colder weather. The stalks are covered with pinkish-white, thick, and pointy spikes. The blooming period for the Corncob Cactus lasts from late winter to early summer. The plant produces clusters of distinctive small red and orange flowers from each stem.