5.0 out of 5 (5 experiences)
About Crested Elkhorn
Crested Elkhorn is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and having large, lush leaves with only 85 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Crested Elkhorn likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Euphorbia lactea f. cristata
Also known as
Coral Cactus and Crested Candelabra Plant
How to care for Crested Elkhorn
Crested Elkhorn needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Crested Elkhorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Crested Elkhorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Crested Elkhorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This is a beautiful blend of two cactuses. Lives light so I’ll find a dry place outside. But it is toxic. All parts of the Coral cactus are poisonous and should not be ingested by humans or animals. And, it produces a sap which should be cleaned off immediately to prevent skin irritation. After handling it's wise to wash your hands or use gloves. I’ve touched it recently and no reaction but I do have many pets. Use caution