Unhappy, falling over Euphorbia Trigona. There was almost no root system to this thing at all.
When I was offered this really tall, really unhappy "cactus" the other day, I couldn't turn it down. I had absolutely no idea what it was, what type of care it required, or where I was going to put it, but since my goal is turn my house into a planted paradise, I thought I'd take it home and see what I could do with it. What's the worst that could happen? (Look Ma, no hands!)
Turns out, it's about as easy a plant to take care of as you'll ever get. So, 1 point for me!
After a little research I discovered the following:
Euphorbias are succulents, not cactus.
Cactus plants are a type of succulent that is native to the Americas. Euphorbias come from Africa, so they can't be classified as a cactus.
All cacti are succulents (low water, arid region plants) but not all succulents are cactus.
Euphorbias require very little care, and prefer to be dry. They do not do well if they're watered regularly.
You can easily propagate Euphorbia by cutting pieces off the plant, allowing the wound to "heal", and then planting it.
They do very well in pots and inside, with indirect, but bright light for 3-4 hours a day.