Euphorbia eritrea <br> Emerald Giant Cactus

Euphorbia eritrea
Emerald Giant Cactus

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This classic gnarly looking cactus is a must-have for any collector.
Euphorbia eritrea                      
yoo-FOR-bee-ah errih-tree-ah

Common Names: Emerald Gem, Emerald Giant

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South America, Asia

Growth: Upwards

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Let dry completely

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 16°C - 40°C

Soil: Well draining cactus mix

Container: Pot with drainage

Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly 

Propagation: Stem / branch cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Desert themed atrium, desktop plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Will sometimes tilt in the pot. 

Comments: A classic looking cactus that is not a true cactus, but is actually in the Euphorbia family.  

Toxicity: Low-level toxin can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea when ingested. Contact between the plant's sap and skin can cause minor irritation including redness, swelling, and blisters with some  delay after initial contact. Eye contact with the sap can cause blindness lasting several days.