Euphorbia lactiflora Cristata (Elkhorn)
Euphorbia lactiflora Cristata (Elkhorn)
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Euphorbia lactiflora Cristata (Elkhorn)

A beautiful dark-green crested cactus with silvery-green zigzag patterns make this Euphorbia the perfect pet plant!
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  • Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata', AKA Elkhorn or Coral Cactus, is such a curiosity that it is well worth growing!
  • A crested cactus with undulating, fanning branches which snake out from the central crown - an absolutely stunning feature plant.
  • The convoluted branches are marked with beautiful zigzag patterns which transform this cactus into something rather special.
  • Easy to grow, Euphorbias are very easy to care for to and once established - they actually thrive on neglect!
  • Supplied as an established plant in an 11cm pot. Plants will reach 30cm x 30cm

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Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata', AKA Elkhorn or Coral Cactus, is surely one of the most monstrous looking of all the cacti currently available but such a curiosity that it is well worth growing!

A crested cactus with undulating, fanning branches which snake out from the central crown, when its placed into a decorative pot, it's inner beauty shines through and it created an absolutely stunning feature plant.

Looking like something more suited to an alien landscape, the convoluted branches are marked with beautiful zigzag patterns which transform this cactus into something rather special.

Easy to grow, Euphorbias are very easy to care for to and once established, they are more or less self-sufficient, in fact, they actually thrive on neglect!

Believe it or not, plants of this family can reach up to 5m (16ft) in the wild, forming a magnificent shrub. Fortunately, in the UK and restricted by a pot, plants are unlikely to reach more than 30cm (12in) high and wide.

Actually, a type of spurge - the same family as Perennial euphorbias and poinsettias - they exude the characteristic milky sap when cut, so care should be taken when handling.

Supplied as an established plant in an 11cm pot. Plants will reach 30cm x 30cm

Note Decorative pot in images is for display purposes only and is not supplied.

What Is Supplied

Item 800164 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in an 11cm pot. Plants will reach 30cm x 30cm

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Plants prefer course, well-draining soil (a cactus mix is ideal) and should not be allowed to sit in wet as they dislike it!

Care Information

  • Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' likes partial, indirect light as too much light can burn the branches.
  • If growing outside in the summer, it will prefer somewhere with light shade for most of the day - indoors its best near a bright window out of direct light.
  • Plants love warmth and will grow happily in late spring and through the summer.
  • Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during active growing season (more than once a week during hot weather).
  • In the winter months, watering can be stopped altogether.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
30 cm
30 cm
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