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Other Names: Aveloz/Indian Tree Spurge/Naked Lady/Pencil Tree/Milk Bush

Botanical Name: Euphorbia Tirucalli

Family: Euphorbicaeae

Genus: Euphorbia

Native: Southern Africa


A table top "cactus" that will grow into a tree given a chance and the right conditions, the sculptural outlines of its branches make it a very attractive houseplant for a sunny spot. In the wild, it grows to a shrub or small tree upto 7 meters tall with long, succulent branches, tiny oval leaves and small flowers. The plant contains a milky, toxic and corrosive sap that can cause temporary blindness and should be kept away from children or pets. This plant requi