Coral Cactus

Euphorbia Lactea Cristata is a rare crested cactus, is also known as Coral Cactus Succulent. The wavy, coral-like top of the fan-shaped succulent is a mutation of Euphorbia Lactea and then grafted onto the rootstock of another succulent. The branches are attractive blue-grey and the edges of the crests can turn pink when happily stressed.

As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 91 cm (36″) tall and about 61 cm (24″) in diameter.

Makes a nice windowsill plant. Perfect for all kinds of containers. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather.

 The sap of Euphorbia Lactea Cristata is toxic, so protection is needed when propagating this succulent. Make sure that the sap doesn’t get in touch with your skin or eye because it can cause serious irritation.

 

Full sun to partial shade.

Sand mix succulent soil, porous, and well-draining soil.

Drought-tolerance. Allow the soil to dry between watering. Water thoroughly until the soil is saturated and excess water is fully drained from the drain hole.

Care

Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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