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Not a Cactus at all! - Euphorbia cactus - Fresh Seeds

Not a Cactus at all! - Euphorbia cactus - Fresh Seeds


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Not a Cactus at all! - Euphorbia cactus - Fresh Seeds

Not a Cactus at all! - Euphorbia cactus - Fresh Seeds

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Euphorbia cactus - Zuger

You are bidding for a packet of 5 seeds of this strange plant from the Dhofar region (Southern Oman, Northern Yemen).

A medium sized shrubby Euphorbia, this is known in the Dhofari Arabic dialect as Zuger and has long been known for its medicinal properties. A cautionary note, however, almost without exception Euphorbia sap is an irritant toxin and plants should be handled with care and any sap immediately washed off the skin. That said, there is no reason at all why these plants cannot be grown for the fascinating shapes they produce.

Hardy in Zone 11 only, this is a reasonably fast growing species. It can be kept to a manageable size by pruning of whole branches and these can be dried off and used for propagation It will eventualy grow to 4 metres or more and form a thorny 'bush'. Any leaves produced by new growth are hardly persistent and soon drop. The flowers (male and female on the same plant) are formed at the tops of the branches during the summer. These are followed (female flowers) by a seed capsule containing just 3 seeds. Dispersal is explosive, the seed pod rupturing and projecting the seeds some considerable distance. For these reasons the seed is hard to come by and always expensive.

Growing Instructions

I always sell seeds that I have experience of growing so the instructions provided represent 1st hand experience. These instructions may change over the course of time (as I find out more about the plants and seeds) but the details that you will be provided with, at purchase, represent the latest version. If you have any questions concerning the culture requirements of this or any other item I am selling please contact me:

I will be happy to provide extra details you require.

Bidding on more than 1 item?

I will always combine shipping wherever this is possible and all auctions finishing within a SEVEN day period will qualify.  If I have not sent an invoice, please e-mail me for a combined invoice when you have finished bidding/buying, doing this will almost certainly save you money. 

Due to the varying weights of the seeds it is not possible to apply a standard discount without overcharging for the majority of cases.  Additionally I cannot apply a postal discount unless PayPal payments are combined.

General Disclaimer

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of  seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.


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Buyers should be aware of all of the import regulations for their own country and will be responsible for adhering to all rules and restrictions.  Plants and seeds are only supplied on the basis that the buyer accepts this condition.

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Postage & Handling

International customers - streamlined postage for all seed orders

I will now only be charging two rates for postage for all orders of seeds REGARDLESS of the number of packs bought.

  1. European Rate
  2. Rest of World Rate

Once these rates roll out across my listings, I will once more 'trust' the automated check out process, to make things simpler

These new rates reflects the fact that I use PayPal postage for all my orders and these are the rates I need to charge to use this service

This should allow me to dispatch your orders more rapidly than before as I will not need to visit the Post Office for the majority of the orders, normally inside 24 hours - although at busy times this may take a little longer

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On 16-Feb-10 at 20:23:14 GMT, seller added the following information:

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