Euphorbia Lactea (Grafted) Variety 1

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 50cm.

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • With its origins in Africa, the Euphorbia genus is a surprisingly large family of over 2000 succulent plants.
  • Commonly referred to as “spurges”, they’re known for their poisonous sap, called latex, which was once traditionally used as a purgative.
  • But the coral cactus is actually two different types of Euphorbias at the same time, which makes it a bit more complex.
  • The base is usually Euphorbia neriifolia, a plant which looks cactus-like except for its wide, oval leaves.
  • While occasionally other euphorbia species are used, this is by and large the most common due to its straight-growing tendency.
  • But grafted to the top will be a crest from a different plant.
  • This is Euphorbia lactea, often the ‘Cristata’ variety, which has rippled large leaves that form a fan-like shape.
  • Occasionally called the candelabra plant, the crested candelabra plant, crested euphorbia, or crested elkhorn, it resembles an unusual coral once grafted together.
  • The edges of the ruffled and crinkled leaves may be purple, green, white, yellow, or red in hue, mounted on a very straight stem.
  • Its common names are Coral cactus, crested euphorbia, candelabra plant, crested candelabra plant, crested elkhorn.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Cactus potting mix.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Diluted balanced liquid fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Full sun to partial shade.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water when soil is dry 2-4” deep.

REPOTTING SERVICES

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