Plant Care Indian Corn Cob

Indian Corn Cob

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Indian Corn Cob has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Indian Corn Cob has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Corncob Cactus, Corncob Cactus, Corncob Euphorbia, corn cob cactus, Variegated Corn Cob Cactus, euhorbia mamillaris, euphorbia mammilaris and Euphorbia Venenifica


Euphorbia venefica

How to care for Indian Corn Cob


How often to water your Indian Corn Cob

Water needs for Indian Corn Cob
0.5 cups
every 12

Indian Corn Cob needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Indian Corn Cob

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Corncob Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian Corn Cob: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Indian Corn Cob love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Indian Corn Cob does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Indian Corn Cob in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Indian Corn Cob

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Indian Corn Cob: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Indian Corn Cob after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Indian Corn Cob is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Indian Corn Cob

Indian Corn Cob

Indian Corn Cob

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Indian Corn Cob has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Indian Corn Cob has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Just like the uniqueness of this one. Lol I said it has large lush leaves but it doesn’t. They’re tiny actually.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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Grows up to be a vine

Survivor Survivor

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