Euphorbia Lactea Cristata (Mermaid Tail Succulent) is a rare crested cactus, is also known as Coral Cactus Succulent. The wavy, coral-like top of the fan-shaped succulent is a mutation of Euphorbia Lactea and then grafted onto the rootstock of another succulent. The branches are attractive blue-grey and the edges of the crests can turn pink when happily stressed.
As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 91 cm (36″) tall and about 61 cm (24″) in diameter.
Makes a nice windowsill plant. Perfect for all kinds of containers. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather.
The sap of Euphorbia Lactea Cristata is toxic, so protection is needed when propagating this succulent. Make sure that the sap doesn't get in touch with your skin or eye because it can cause serious irritation.
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option. Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Another great experience ordering but I do have a request can a garden stick come along with the plants with their names on it? I love the color of my plant, it’s the most expensive plant I ever bought. I will definitely order again.