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Lucky Cactus - Variegated

Lucky Cactus - Variegated

Regular price $60.50 USD
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Plant Type: Euphorbia
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Flower Color: white, pink or red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Variegated Lucky Cactus, often referred to by its scientific name Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' or 'Variegata', is a striking and popular succulent known for its unique variegated foliage. It's a variant of the African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona), native to Central Africa. The term "Lucky Cactus" is a common nickname, though it's not a true cactus.

This plant typically grows to about 6 to 12 inches in height and spread, but it can eventually grow taller over time. The Variegated Lucky Cactus has upright, ridged stems with patterns of green and creamy white or yellow. The variegation adds a striking contrast to its appearance. Along the edges of the stems are small, leaf-like structures and occasional spines.

Flowering is rare in Euphorbia trigona, especially when grown indoors. If it does flower, the blooms can vary in color, usually appearing as small and subtle compared to the foliage.

Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' or 'Variegata' prefers bright, indirect light or partial sun. Direct, harsh sunlight can scorch the variegated leaves, so it's essential to find a spot with the right light balance. This plant prefers well-draining soil and should be watered only when the soil has dried out, as overwatering can lead to root rot.

In cultivation, the Variegated Lucky Cactus is often grown as a houseplant due to its ease of care and striking appearance. It's popular in offices and homes, adding a touch of architectural beauty with its vertical growth pattern. It's also a good choice for container gardening, adding visual interest with its variegated foliage.

Overall, the Variegated Lucky Cactus is a low-maintenance and visually appealing plant, perfect for adding a touch of exotic elegance to indoor spaces. Its striking variegated foliage and easy-care nature make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and those looking for a "lucky" addition to their plant collection.

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