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Scientific Name: Euphorbia trigona
Pronunciation: you-FOR-bee-uh try-GOH-nuh
Common Name: African milk tree
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Cactus-like houseplant; stems mostly 3 angled; leaves obovate, occur along ridges when present.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
African milk tree
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Mucronate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Most leaves reduced to spines.

Inflorescence Type: Cyathium
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green-yellow
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Rarely flowers

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Red, Pink
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Mericarps (3) split open to release a single seed

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Spines, Succulent stems

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
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