Acrurensis Desert Candle Cactus


Botanically known as Euphorbia acrurensis, this low-water, easy-care succulent earned its common name because of its narrow, upright form. You’re sure to adore it as much for its sleek, modern look as its low-maintenance nature! It’s also a gratifying plant to keep because, although slow growing, it steadily gets larger over the years so you can be proud of how big your baby Desert Candle Cactus becomes! It’s shipped fresh from our farm, direct to your door and price includes shipping, handling, and a heat pack if necessary.

  • Slow growing, but can get 5 feet tall as it matures
  • Low water needs make Desert Candle Cactus perfect for beginners, as well as DIY projects
  • Lives for decades with good care

Light Level: Direct Sunlight

This plant loves direct sunlight. Place it by a window or on a porch that gets direct, natural light for at least a portion of the day.

Water Level: Not Thirsty

This plant can go several weeks without water. Only water it when the soil dries out completely and be careful not to over-water.

Quick Tips

It grows best indoors with lots and lots of light. It thrives both with natural sunlight inside, plant lights, or a combination of both.

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Size Guide
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Plant Bio

Euphorbia acrurensis

Native to hot, dry areas of Africa, Desert Candle Cactus can grow more than 30 feet tall in its natural habitat. Happily, it’s slow growing and tends to stay much smaller indoors so you don’t need to worry about cutting a hole in your ceiling to accommodate it. A close relative of Red African Milk Tree, it pairs beautifully with this succulent if your home (or office) décor calls for big, bold plants.

Indoors, it’s vital to provide this succulent with as much light for it as you can give it. Desert Candle Cactus grows best within 1 to 3 feet of an unobstructed south- or west-facing window or the equivalent from plant lights. It likes average household temperatures and tolerates low humidity levels. Water it as the three-quarters or so of the potting mix dries to the touch. Avoid overwatering and keep it away from hot or cold drafts. Acclimate it to the sun prior to growing it outdoors if you wish to enjoy it outside. This will prevent unsightly sunburn.

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. It is grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

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