Look at this plant, isn’t it neat?

By Meghan Overdeep
May 21, 2020
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From orchids that look like monkeys to varieties of succulents that resemble leaping dolphins and cute little bunnies, we love a plant with extra personality.

The latest example of unique flora to catch our eye is the coral cactus, a fan-shaped plant that looks just like a mermaid tail… and we want it to be part of our world.

Also known as Euphorbia lactea Cristata, this “Franken-plant” combines two succulents to form one cactus-like, fan-shaped plant that looks more like it belongs under the sea than on a windowsill.

According to EpicGardening.com, coral cacti vary in appearance, and may have a fan of white, red, green, yellow, or purple ruffled succulent growth on top of what looks like a tall, green “stem.”

Fortunately, it’s easy to get your hands on these stunning plants. You can find them at Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes.

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Keep in mind that this “cactus” isn’t actually a cactus and should be cared for like a succulent. They require well-draining soil and full to medium sunlight.

We can't wait to add one of these magical plants to our collection!