Crested Euphorbia (Euphorbia lactea)

Crested Euphorbia Plant Features

If you're looking for a unique, but easy-to-grow houseplant, check out crested euphorbia. If you think crested euphorbia looks like two plants in one, you're right: The silvery-gray crest is one plant grafted on another. Its unique shape makes it a standout living room plant or indoor office plant.

Crested euphorbia looks fabulous on its own, but also pairs beautifully with other cacti and succulents, so it's perfect for creating a textural collection of easy-care desert plants. 

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Crested Euphorbia Growing Instructions

Crested euphorbia is simple to grow: Keep it in a spot that receives lots of light and relatively warm temperatures. It can take a lot of direct sun indoors, even in hot-summer climates.

Because it's actually a succulent, crested euphorbia is a low-water houseplant and needs infrequent watering (typically once every couple of weeks or so). Take care not to overwater this easy houseplant; if the green rootstalk on the bottom rots, the top will get too heavy and collapse. If you're in doubt about whether to water, it's better to keep crested euphorbia a little too dry than too wet. 

Crested euphorbia is often grown with a mulch of rocks glued together. Get tips for caring for plants with pebble mulch here. 

Note: This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

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  • Special Features

    Super-easy to grow