Coral cactus

Coral cactus, also known as Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’, is a unique and fascinating succulent plant that is popular for its sculptural appearance. It is not a true cactus but rather a hybrid plant resulting from grafting two different succulent species from the Euphorbia genus. The coral cactus features a crested, fan-shaped top with vibrant colours ranging from green to pink, resembling a coral reef, hence its name.

** Colours may vary **

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Pot Size

10.5cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

30cm

Common Name

Coral Cactus

Latin Name

Euphorbia

Watering

Water your coral cactus thoroughly but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to ensure proper drainage in the pot and avoid letting the plant sit in water.

Feeding

Feed your coral cactus with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Avoid fertilizing during winter months when the plant is dormant.

Humidity

Coral cactus prefers low to moderate humidity levels. It can tolerate dry indoor air but benefits from occasional misting during dry periods, especially in winter.

Light Requirements

Coral cactus thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window where it can receive plenty of light without being exposed to direct sun, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

Temperature

It prefers warm temperatures ranging between 18°C to 29°C. Protect it from cold drafts and temperatures below 10°C as it can damage the plant.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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