Monday, April 8, 2013

Euphorbia Lactea Singapore Flower

Euphorbia lactea cristata or Elkhorn is a crested form with intricately undulating fan-shaped branches forming a snaky ridge or crowded cluster. The more common crested form is dark green attractively marked with silver-grey zigzag patterns. This plant is now available in a large number of picturesque variegated cultivars ranging in colour from white to, yellow, pink, violet and green.

As with all other Euphorbias when a plant get damaged it exudes a thick white milky sap known as latex. This latex  is poisonous and particularly dangerous for the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. So pay extreme attention not to get any in your eyes or mouth.  Cultivated plants must be handled carefully.

Where to Buy: Far East Flora
Suggested Retail Price: SGD $118 per pot

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