Hi! I bought a cactus a while back, and I haven\\\'t been able to find out what it was. It\\\'s about 4\\\" tall, and its spines are about the size of sewing needles. Does anyone know what this is???
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Although it will be nearly impossible to point out the exact identity of this... I can say without a doubt that it is a type of euphorbia. As to which variety, this will be hard to tell. These will have a very similar care to the crown of thorns type of euphorbia, but is technically more of the cactus variety, so you can get away with less water than a crown of thorns. I will include articles for both crown of thorns care, and cactus type euphorbia care, and you can care for it with a combination of the two. They are very forgiving, and will tolerate conditions outside of their comfort.