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UMHLONHLO [Naboom]

Euphorbia ingens

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This striking plant may look like a cactus, but is actually a type of succulent from the Euphorbia family. It's bright green branches pop with masses of small yellow flowers during summer. Note: The milky sap is toxic, use gloves if cutting or re-potting. Keep away from children and pets.

Grow pot size: 20cm. Decorative pot sold separately.

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Caring for Umhlonhlo

Light

Being a succulent, the Naboom requires plenty of sunshine. If growing indoors make sure it's by a bright window.

Water & humidity

Never over-water. Wait for the soil to dry out between watering (every week to 10 days). Rather under-water this plant. Reduce watering in winter to every couple of weeks. It's used to dry climates so humidity is not an issue.

Feeding

Feed once a month with Canola Meal sachets. Don't feed in winter.

Re-potting

You can re-pot every summer if you want a bigger plant. Only use a succulent mix, or a mixture of 3 parts perlite, one part sand for good drainage.

Atrium Top Tip

Want more Nabooms? Propagate by taking a cutting of one of the branches at the base of the stem. Note: The white sap is poisonous so use gloves! Simply rinse the base of your cutting in water and place in moist cactus mix. Some people use a rooting hormone. Keep the soil fairly moist until the cutting has taken root. 

Quirky Plant Fact

Um(n)hlonhlo (meaning honour or respect) is planted on the graves of deceased in the Venda and Sotho culture. The latex, although poisonous, when used correctly is said to cure cancer.  

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