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Euphorbia trigona is also known as African Milk Tree." Originating from western Africa, this plant grows up to six feet tall as a spiny shrub-like tree. Small yellowish flowers form alongside the upper ridges of the plant. Verstalie and low-maintenance, the "African Milk Tree" can be pruned and used for fences in tropical countries, placed indoors near a window with good air circulation, or planted outdoors in a succulent landscape. Euphorbia trigona is native to tropical western Africa. Excellent for use in bright areas of the home or office or as a patio plant in more temperate regions. Euphorbia trigona has green stems with 3-4 sides and white to light green marbling down the center of each stem. In time, becomes a much branched shrub to 6' in height. Responds well to warmth, with its active growth period in the late spring and summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during active growing season. Requires bright light for best appearance, and should be given a winter resting period at which time less water should be given. Protect from frost. Remember, all Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to the skin and eyes. Wash hands immediately in soap and water if contact is made with the sap. Avoid touching face and eyes while handling Euphorbias.