African milk tree


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The African milk tree (Euphorbia acruensis) is an unusual succulent that is incredibly easy to care for and makes quite a striking architectural statement. Rotate them often if you notice it slanting towards the sun. The shape of these plants will differ slightly, some have more arms than others. 

Light: They prefer bright light. Direct sunlight is ok, but keep an eye on it to make sure its not getting scorched. 

Water: You can allow the soil to dry out before watering it. 

Height and growth rate: They are very slow growing but can reach a height of 1-2 metres.

Feed: Feed it a very weak, half dose strength of liquid fertiliser in the summer. 

Toxicity: A striking statement plant, but this one really needs to be kept completely out of reach of children and pets as the milky sap inside is toxic, and a skin irritant. If you get some of the sap on your hands, wash it off immediately. 

Origin:  South and West Africa. 

*Our plants and pots are sold separately. Your plant will arrive in its plastic nursery pot, unless you have also ordered a decorative pot.