name: "Milk Tree"
Latin name: Euphorbia acrurnesis synonym of E.
Growth habit: A columnar plant thats usually is not
much wider than it's container. Large specimens may reach 10 foot
Flowers: Yes, small waxy, yellowish stars near the trunks.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Not effected by many
pests. We have seen soft bodied scale on the stems and on very
rare occasion aphids or white fly on the leaves.
10" Milk Tree
information: This Euphorbia is very easy to grow. Just
place it in an area with at least one half day of strong sun
light. Your plant may sit idle for several months then all of a
sudden it will grow six inches very rapidly. The new growth will
be pale green... see the tips of the pictured plant. Your
"Milk Tree" will grow a handful of small leaves near the
top of the plant when it's happy. It's perfectly normal for the
plant to shed these leaves and re-grow new ones months later.
Water sparingly... only 2 to 3 times per month, allowing the
soil to nearly go totally dry. Feed only when you notice the plant
is growing. If your plant becomes to tall you may cut it back any
where you like. It will grow new arms at the cuts. Let your cuttings lay around until the cut calluses
over... then pot in cactus soil available from our sponsors.
Euphorbia acrurensis is available as small 4 inch starter plants
to 5 foot or taller specimens.