Rarely Offered Euphorbia Spiral Tortilis

$32.44

RARE, Spiral Tortilis Euphorbia Cactus, Tortilis is a large tree forming spurge from India. Very Unusual twisted stems form an impenetrable predator free zone for nesting birds. An extremely rigid plant ideal for patios or sunny courtyards.

Only 2 left in stock

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OUTDOOR
Zone 9b-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Cactus Mix
% SUN
80-100%

POT SIZE
5″ Deep
INCLUDES
One Plant

ABOUT THIS EUPHORBIA CACTUS Spiral Tortilis Euphorbia Cactus, Tortilis is a large tree forming spurge from India. Very Very Unusual twisted stems form an impenetrable predator free zone for nesting birds. An extremely rigid plant ideal for patios or sunny courtyards. Spectacular variations from species to species make Euphorbia an impressive patio plant. Over 2000 species from almost every region of our planet. These unique plants are easy and fun to grow simply water when dry. These are very healthy Euphorbia Cactus with well established root systems. In a container, your new Spiral Tortilis will add rich feel to your porch or patio, in the ground it can reach it’s full potential in just a season or two when planted in a well drained, sandy cactus mix. Please note: Plants may be trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress. The growth rate of Spiral Tortilis will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!

EUPHORBIA CACTUS CARE Spiral Tortilis are very easy to grow drought tollerant Euphorbia Cactus that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any desert garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Spiral Tortilis can be brought inside for the winter months. In the northern end of their grow zone Spiral Tortilis Euphorbia Cactus should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. When you receive your new Euphorbia Cactus open your box carefully and water if dry. Please take your time when opening. Most damage occurs when the box is ripped open in the excitement of receiving new plants. Many plants, especially succulents, are very fragile and need to be handled cautiously.

CONTAINER SIZE Euphorbia Cactus grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 10″ to a 24″ diameter, 10″ deep container will suffice, however the smaller variety Euphorbia Cactus will do well in a 6″ round pot. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Euphorbia Cactus will be. When the Euphorbia Cactus becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL Spiral Tortilis enjoy well drained, sandy cactus mix, however larger varieties of Euphorbia often grow very well in tropical environments and soils with rich, organic matter. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.

FERTILIZER To help establish your new Spiral Tortilis, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the Euphorbia Cactus.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT Best outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here. This Euphorbia Cactus requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted cactus will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS Here at Kens Nursery these Euphorbia Cactus are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience burn. It is best to acclimate this Euphorbia to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE All Euphorbia Cactus for sale will vary in size. In the spring, Euphorbia Cactus are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most Euphorbia Cactus designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

Note: Before leaving, Euphorbia Cactus are inspected and pruned if necessary to facilitate shipping. Your new Euphorbia is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your plant is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Spiral Tortilis online now while they are in stock.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?
 Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states.
Note:

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $14.49
Plus $1.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $14.49
5 Items $20.49
10 Items $27.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.