Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata'
Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' or more commonly known as the Coral Cactus is technically not a cactus at all but a succulent. Its unusual wavy top has granted it the nickname of Coral cactus. Usually green with a hue of blue, the ones with white and pink variegation are a sought-after rarety.
Size: 12cm diameter x 35cm height.
Origin: Tropical Asia, mainly India
Light: Filtered sun
Temperature: Do not expose at temperatures below 5ºC
Watering: Allow most of the compost to dry between waterings when the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Do not water in winter, unless you keep it under growing lights.
Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every few weeks from spring through autumn.
Soil: Well-draining cactus compost.
Tip: We advise to keep cacti away from pets and children to avoid getting scratched. Euphorbias secrete white sap that can be toxic if ingested or can irritate the skin when repotting.
Did you know? It is very unlikely that this cactus flowers, but if it does, the flowers are small and inconspicuous.