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Euphorbia Lactea Crest | Coral Cactus

The Euphorbia Lactea Crest, otherwise known as the coral cactus is characterized by its resemblance to coral found underwater. This plant originated in Asia.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Euphorbia Lactea Crest ‘Cristata’

Nicknames: Coral Cactus, Crested Candelabra plant, Crested Euphorbia, Crested Elkhorn

Origin: Africa

Size: This plant can grow to be between 9 and 15 inches tall.

Euphorbia Lactea Crest 'Cristata' | Coral Cactus

Plant Care

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.

Euphorbia Lactea Crest 'Cristata' | Coral Cactus