Euphorbia Lactea Cristata or Coral cactus comes from Africa and Central America. The Euphorbia is an easy-care houseplant: direct sunlight is no problem for this desert beauty. Although the Euphorbia Lactea also resembles a cactus in appearance, they differ on the inside. The difference is in the inside, the Euphorbia contains spurge and the cactus species do not. You can easily go on holiday with this plant, because it only needs water once a month. That's a handy care tip!
Euphorbia lactea cristata, also known as the "Crested Euphorbia" or "Crested Elkhorn," is a cultivar of Euphorbia lactea that has been selected for its unusual, crested or fan-shaped growth habit. The plant is characterized by its elongated, twisted, and branching stems that form a fan-like pattern. The crested growth is due to a genetic mutation that causes the stem cells to divide in an irregular pattern, resulting in the unique and distorted growth.
Euphorbia lactea cristata is a perennial succulent plant that can reach up to 1 meter in height. The plant has green, cylindrical, and fleshy stems with wavy or twisted edges, which give it its distinctive, fan-shaped appearance. Like other Euphorbia species, it produces a milky sap that can cause skin irritation and is toxic if ingested.
Crested Euphorbia is a popular ornamental plant due to its unusual growth habit and striking appearance. It is easy to care for and can be grown in a variety of conditions, including full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
◉ Each plant is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only; size and shape may vary by season so all measurements shown are approximate ◉ Supplied in original nursery grow pot