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Euphorbia mammillaris 'Variegated Corn Cob Cactus'

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This strange cactus-like succulent is visually striking for its thick, club-shaped stems with rows of squarish tubercles, giving the appearance of a corncob. As this is the variegated variety, the stems are decorated with segments or green and white patterning. Much like a cactus, the growth in upright and occasionally branching, with a scattering of toothpick-like spines. In colder weather, the stem can blush a rosy pink. Like most other succulents, this plant is very easy to grow with minimal care requirements.

Prefers a warm, sunny position, though avoid harsh, midday summer sun. Use a well-draining potting soil, ideally a specifically formulated cacti & succulent mix, and water only when soil is dry. Fertilise in spring with a cacti & succulent specific fertiliser to encourage rigorous growth and strong roots.  

All pictures are of plants currently for sale or previously sold at The Tropic Gardener. The plant photographed should be used as an indication of size and quality only and may not be the exact plant you receive. Form and colour will vary slightly.

Pickup and Delivery

All orders are posted on the Monday or Tuesday after payment.
While all care is taken during packing we cannot take responsibility for loss or damage by Australia Post.
Unfortunately we do not ship to Tasmaina, Northern Territory or Western Australia.

Small and delicate plants will be sent in their nursery pot but everything else will be sent bare rooted in sphagnum moss.
Pick up is available during store opening hours, but must be selected during check out.

While all care is taken during packing we cannot take responsibility for loss or damage by Australia Post.

Pick up is available during store opening hours but must be selected during check out.
We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 9am-3pm.
Care instructions:
We recommend a quality well-draining mix to provide aeration and deter root rot. A good way to gauge if your plant needs a drink is to feel the soil with your finger. Test to see if the soils is still wet a couple centimetres down. The same test can be done with a moisture meter but be sure to sample multiple spots to get an accurate reading. Remember that the rate of watering provided is a guide only and should be adjusted depending on your potting medium and the environment in which you keep your plant. Happy gardening!

How Our Shipping Works 

We use Australia Post Express Post. Always. 

We ship at 9am on Monday mornings to reduce the chance of plants sitting in Aus Post warehouses over weekends. (Our plants will generally survive up to 2 weeks in boxes, but we like to reduce any risk at all). 

Check out our blog about how we prepare your plants for online delivery 

Shipping Costs and Sizing

Strap yourself in, this is a little complicated! 

Our shipping rates are based on weight. This is why we’ll never cramp a plant with big leaves into a small box, because it’s weight, not size that Australia Post charges for. 

We have four different box sizes.

  • Small Order =  $15 shipping
  • Medium Order = $20 shipping
  • Large Order = $25 shipping
  • Extra Large = $30 shipping (up to 800g)

An order with multiple plants over the 800g limit will be packaged in multiple boxes, at the following rates: 

Multiple Boxes: 

  • Extra Large and Small  =$35
  • Extra Large and Medium = $40
  • Extra Large and Large = $45

After that, we cap our shipping at $50. So feel free to order as many plants as you like and know that most you’ll pay is $50!

As all of our plants come in varying sizes, we have to make the best shipping decision for the health of the plant, so each order is a little different. It’s a bit of a tricky process. As a result our costs are sometimes fractionally extra than you might see on the Aus Post website, but that’s because we include the cost of the packaging materials and the time it takes to carefully pack your new plant. 

We hope this clears up any mystery about how we price our shipping for our online nursery. We will always do our best to both package your plants safely and with maximum affordability. Please do contact us if you have any further questions!