During its growing season in the spring and summer, your coral cactus should be fertilized regularly. Use a 10-10-10 liquid fertilizer that has been diluted to 1/4 of its original strength (making it a 2.5-2.5-2.5), and fertilize every two weeks at most. It may require even less if you have rich soil.
One may also ask, is Coral succulent poisonous?
Poisonous: 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.
Thereof, how do you grow coral succulents?
Just like with all succulents, Coral Cactus hates sitting in the wet for too long. Therefore, well-draining soil is a must, whether planting it in the ground or a container. You can either buy a succulent or cactus soil or make your own by blending standard potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand.
How big does a coral cactus get?
Euphorbia Lactea is commonly known as the Coral Cactus, Candelabrum Tree, Candelabra Cactus, Candelabra Plant, Dragon Bones, and is a coral succulent plant, mostly found in India. It can grow up to 16 feet if planted in an outdoor environment, but for indoors, it only grows 2 feet tall.
Fertilizer: Once in the Spring, Summer, Fall, only. Any balanced plant fertilizer works. Repotting: You’ll want to repot soon as your Coral Cactus does not have drainage holes.
One of the struggles of owning pets and plants is creating a space that’s safe for both. Fortunately, most succulents are completely harmless to animals. Additionally, most animals instinctively avoid eating succulents. They just don’t smell or taste very appetizing.
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Because of their special ability to retain water, succulents tend to thrive in warm, dry climates and don’t mind a little neglect. This makes them well adapted to indoor growing and ideal for people desiring low-maintenance houseplants.
Reduce watering to once a month during autumn and winter, as cacti can rot during those seasons if kept too wet, and resume weekly or biweekly watering in early spring. Fertilize your indoor coral cactus once every two weeks during spring and summer with a liquid 10-10-10 plant food at one-quarter strength.
Repot into a planter with holes for drainage, using a cactus soil mix or a 50/50 combination of regular potting mix and sand. Plant shallowly, just covering the roots. Then press down the soil to anchor the plant and prevent it from leaning or tipping. It’s Easy to Attract Monarch Butterflies to Your Garden!
Water regularly in spring and summer, allowing soil to totally dry out before you water again. Cut back on watering in fall and water lightly and infrequently in winter. As with many succulent types, overwatering is the primary cause of death among them. Fertilize lightly in spring.