Succulent

Coral Cactus (aka Euphorbia neriifolia/Euphorbia lactea )

  • Location:

    I originate in Africa.
  • Looks:

    My Euphorbia neriifolia stem is straight and thorny but I have an extravegant, fan-like, Euphorbia lactea crest on the top.
  • Height:

    I am approximately 30cm in my growing pot.
  • Environment:

    I like 3-5 hours of sunlight a day, and please turn me occassionally otherwise I will grow lopsided.
  • Flowers:

    I am unlikely to flower, but who needs flowers when I look like this.
  • Grooming:

    Please be careful handling me as I contain latex which is an irritant. Ideally wear gloves. I am not pet safe.
  • Life Span:

    I can live a long time, older plants are more likely to flower.
  • Feeding:

    Water me sparingly in Spring and Summer, and hardly at all in Winter. Do not let me sit in water.
  • Fact:

    This is a cactus that isn't really a cactus at all. It is actually a Euphorbia neriifolia base with grafted Euphorbia lactea crest.
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