Identifying a Houseplant? (Cockspur)

I bought this cute little plant a couple of days ago and it seems to be in need of some care. However I do not have the slightest idea about plant species, so if someone could identify this cutie for me, it would be very much appreciated. I think the pictures will be enough to identify it, but I can say that it is rather small.
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January 13, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like a schefflera plant to me. They need bright, indirect light. Let the plant feel dry and then thoroughly water. Yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering.

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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

This is a caudiciform, a plant with a bulbous stem. I believe it may be a variety called "euphorbia." More commonly called cocklebur.


Cultivation and Propagation: Euphorbia cv. Cocklebur (Euphorbia x japonica) pretty easy to grow.
Growth rate: This is a small, slow-growing choice Euphorbia. It is suitable as a container plant (but it can grow in the ground in areas with a mild climate).

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Soil: It grows well in a very draining mineral potting substrate.
Moisture: It does not like its compost drying out for very long periods when the weather is hot. It needs constant moisture during the Summer, but it doesn't like winter water, as it rots easily.
Hardiness: It needs to be kept warm, not less than 10 C in the winter (but when dormant and dry they are relatively cold tolerant).
Sun Exposure: Light shade.
Warning: The latex of the Euphorbia is highly poisonous and can be very dangerous.
Propagation: Usually by cuttings.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

This is a nice smaller plant and usually grows well in a container & indoors. I have always known this by the common name of Cockspur. This plant comes from a very family of plants and is related to the Crown of Thorns.

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Here is a little information:
Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Pineapple, Cocklebur
Description: A dwarf hybrid. It has a thickened root merging into a short caudex partly underground with several branches arising from the crown.

Cultivation and Propagation: pretty easy to grow.
Growth rate: This is a small, slow-growing choice. It is suitable as a container plant (but it can grow in the ground in areas with a mild climate).

Soil: It grows well in a very draining mineral potting substrate.
Moisture: It does not like its compost drying out for very long periods when the weather is hot. It needs constant moisture during the Summer, but it doesn't like winter water, as it rots easily.
Hardiness: It needs to be kept warm, not less than 10 C in the winter (but when dormant and dry they are relatively cold tolerant).
Sun Exposure: Light shade.

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Warning: The latex of the Euphorbia is highly poisonous and can be very dangerous.
Propagation: Usually by cuttings.

Here is a link that shows several photos of your plant (and how it will look as it grows longer) and some of the links may tell you more.

www.google.com/search?q=Euphorbia+cv.+Cocklebur...


www.cactus-art.biz/.../0-e9a7f11c-780.jpg

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

I'm sorry but I forgot to mention that you may wish to put a small of Dove in a spray bottle of water and spray your plant several times (maybe every other day) for a week or so (not to much water though) as it appears your plant may need a TLC.

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