African Milk Tree
African Milk Tree is part of the Euphorbia genus. Its scientific name is Euphorbia trigona.
The African Milk Tree is a spiny shrubby drought tolerant succulent – good for xeriscaping.African Milk Tree grows as an evergreen and is a succulent. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally reaches to a mature height of 7.80 feet (or 2.40 metres).
African Milk Tree is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Be advised that all parts of the African Milk Tree are poisonous for humans and pets. Be sure pets do not chew plant.Remember to water African Milk Tree very sparingly. Zone 10 to 12 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that African Milk Tree is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
Propagate via cuttings.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside African Milk Tree so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with African Milk Tree so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect African Milk Tree plants:
Misspellings: Euphoria trigona