The Euphorbia Lactea Crest, otherwise known as the coral cactus is characterized by its resemblance to coral found underwater. This plant originated in Asia.
Botanical Name: Euphorbia Lactea Crest ‘Cristata’
Nicknames: Coral Cactus, Crested Candelabra plant, Crested Euphorbia, Crested Elkhorn
Size: This plant can grow to be between 9 and 15 inches tall.
Lighting: Coral Cactus thrives in partial sunlight. They do well in shade with high temperatures.
Watering: Do not overwater this plant. Before watering, check through drainage holes whether or not the roots are dry. If the , are dry, give this plant a little bit of water.
Fertilizing: Feed once each season, excluding winter, with a cactus fertilizer.
Temperature: This succulent thrives in warm sunny environments in temperatures no less than 60°F.
Humidity: Average humidity with good airflow.
Soil: The coral cactus does well in a light, well-draining cactus soil. Re-pot only when necessary (for example, if the plant is root bound).
Pruning: No pruning required.
Propagation: Propagate using cuttings which have dried for several weeks before being placed in soil. Mist with water daily once in soil.
Potential Problems: These plants are likely to die off if over-watered.
Pests: Mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites
Disease: Powdery mildew, root rot & fungal rots
Poison Information: Coral Cactus is a level 4 poisonous plant. This plant is toxic to most pets.