Euphorbia lactea cristata - Crested Elkhorn

SKU: MYBG-CACT-EUPH-EULC
filler
Rs.560
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Euphorbia

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

A crested form of species, this plant produces fan shaped branches forming a cluster at the top. The branches have a dark green color and runs in a zig zag pattern. Elkhorn is a usually leafless, cactus-like succulent shrub or small tree that grows in an upright.

Euphorbia lactea cristata

Origin

Asia

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Description

A crested form of species, this plant produces fan shaped branches forming a cluster at the top. The branches have a dark green color and runs in a zig zag pattern. Elkhorn is a usually leafless, cactus-like succulent shrub or small tree that grows in an upright.

Environment

Suited for a warm and humid climate, this thrives best in a little shades sunlight and responds well to warmth. It requires water when the soil becomes dry to touch specially during growing season and during summers. Watering should be minimal during winters

Landscape

This euphorbia is used as a specimen, hedge or container plant.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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