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Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)

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Plant description

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A very hardy succulent plant with bronze and green colouring. It grows tall, to two and a half metres, and is drought tolerant and good for cactus gardens and for containers. The sap can be very irritating, so handle with care if pieces break off. can be grown indoors in bright light, as well as outdoors in sun to part shade. Needs a well drained and gritty soil. Water less in colder months.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.8

Diseases

Rot in wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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