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African Milk Tree
Scientific Name: Euphorbia trigona Haw.
Synonym: Euphorbia hermentiana
Family: Euphorbiaceae
African Milk Tree (Euphorbia  trigona) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Need frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Tropical western Africa

Growth Habits: Spiny shrub up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate in summer, keep dry in winter

Propagation: Cuttings

The stems are distinctly with 3 or 4 faces. Some varieties have red or white mottling.

African Milk Tree (Euphorbia  trigona)

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