African Milk Tree

Common name

African Milk Tree

Botanical name

Euphorbia trigona

Variety

na

Zone

USDA Zone 11 (40°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F)

Light

Sun

Height

3-6ft (0.9-1.8 m)

Habit

Upright

Feed

Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer

Water

Water thoroughly, dry out moderately between waterings

Bloom Color

Red

Bloom Time

Grown for foliage

Maintenance

Mulch to reduce weeds

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About

Dramatic plant with thorny, green or red-blushed stems brings a strong vertical presence to the garden or houseplant display. In tropical climates African milk tree makes an excellent hedge or bold statement in a mixed planting. Where not hardy, grow as a houseplant or in a patio container, and winter indoors in a bright location. Plants grown indoors will stay smaller.

Companion Plants

Angelonia

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