Krystina, a Euphorbia Lactea Cristata or Coral Cactus, definitely looks like some sort of monstrous alien lifeform which is probably why her popularity is growing!
Believe it or not, Krystina is actually a mixture of two plants that have been grafted together. This may seem like something out of this world, but it's actually very common.
The bottom half of this plant is a cactus whilst the top is a succulent - if you look carefully you can see where the two join together; it's the 'V' shape just under the top half of the cactus.
The succulent that sits on top is a real showstopper, with its distinctive shape resembling an ocean coral or a geishas fan.
Currently available in 3 colours:
- Mostly green fan
- Mostly white fan
- Mostly white-pink fan
Krystina, Euphorbia Lactea Cristata - Small
Crystal prefers bright light and once established will even tolerate direct sun.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun