African Milk Tree
USDA Zone 11 (40°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F)
3-6ft (0.9-1.8 m)
Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer
Water thoroughly, dry out moderately between waterings
Grown for foliage
Mulch to reduce weeds
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.