Euphorbia lactea 'White Ghost'


Because of its otherworldly color, the White Ghost is one of the most sought variegated succulents by collectors. This nursery cultivar is a branching, fast grower, easy to care for as long as it gets plenty of direct sunlight.


Euphorbia 'White Ghost' was cultivated in a nursery, but its wild variety, known as Euphorbia lactea or Candelabra, is native to subtropical Asia.


Euphorbia plants do best in full sun, at least 5 to 8 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure and direct sun.


In late Spring and Summer, water soil thoroughly, allowing it to dry completely in between waterings. During the winter when the plant is dominant, water less frequently. Always check your local weather before watering indoor arid plants in winter. It is best to water if there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast.

Tula's Tip

Propagate by stem cuttings taken in the summer months. Remove a branch or offset, wash the cut end to remove the latex and then allow it to dry for a week or so to allow the cut end to callus before planting in soil. Always wear gloves. Fertilize: White Ghosts do not require fertilizer, though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.


Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.



Delivery Method

NYC delivery and pickup only.