Euphorbia Lactea

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Euphorbia lactea, commonly known as Mottled Spurge, Dragon Bones Tree, or Candelabra Cactus, is a strikingly unique member of the Euphorbia family. Originating from tropical regions of Asia, particularly India and Sri Lanka, it stands out for its distinctive, deeply-ridged, succulent branches that resemble the shape of candelabra, and its green to dark-green foliage streaked with white or yellow. This plant is a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance choice that adds a unique sculptural element to any indoor space.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Handle with care as the plant's milky sap can cause skin and eye irritation and is toxic if ingested. Keep it away from children and pets. Also, it's a good practice to provide it with a winter rest period at cooler temperatures and with reduced watering.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Euphorbia Lactea

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.

Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in an enclosed terrarium.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Euphorbia Lactea

Botanical Name: Euphorbia lactea

Euphorbia lactea

Common Name: Mottled Spurge, Dragon Bones Tree, Candelabra Cactus

Mottled Spurge, Dragon Bones Tree, Candelabra Cactus

Origin: India, Sri Lanka

India, Sri Lanka

Introducing the Euphorbia Lactea, an emblem of the powerful beauty that can arise from adaptability and resilience.

Euphorbia Lactea, also known as the Dragon Bone's Tree, is a striking cactus-like succulent with a captivating silhouette. Its wavy, crest-like growth and varied shades of green, accented occasionally by silver or white, have earned it a unique place in the world of indoor plants. Its architectural form stands as a testament to the power of adaptation and the strength that can emerge from it.

Hailing from tropical Asia, the Euphorbia Lactea needs bright light to thrive, just as we require challenges to develop our strength and resilience. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This mimics its native arid conditions and serves as a reminder that sometimes, less is indeed more.

As it matures, the Euphorbia Lactea's growth becomes more pronounced, creating an even more dramatic visual. The transformation over time is a reminder of the potent beauty in our own personal growth and evolution.

Welcome the Euphorbia Lactea into your home. It's not just a plant; it's a testament to the transformative power of adaptation, resilience, and personal growth. Let its captivating form and resilience serve as a daily reminder of your own power to adapt, thrive, and grow, even in the harshest conditions.

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