Euphorbia pulvinata is also sometimes called the pincushion Euphorbia. When in flower it resembles a kaleidoscope-like picture or grandmother's crocheted tablecloth. Like Euphorbia enopla, this is another clumping, globular plant with long spines. It grows naturally mainly in KZN, but also occurs more widely in the eastern parts of South Africa, as well as in Lesotho.
In cultivation it requires full sun, little watering and drainage. Don't plant it if your life expectancy is not reasonably good, unless it is to be enjoyed by your offspring.