African Milk Tree, Candelabra Plant, Elkhorn
The architectural candelabra-like form is
accented by the thick upright growing, green and whitish-green
variegated, thick triangular stems. Mature plants may produce tiny
petal-less, greenish-yellow flowers at the tips of the canes and along the ribs.
Provide the African Milk Tree or Candelabra Plant with a heavy container and a sharply draining soil. The heavy container is particularly beneficial in windy locations. Can become tree-like and quite heavy with size and maturity. It is simple enough to grow another one from cuttings if it gets larger than you prefer. A drought tolerant plant that prefers for the soil to become moderately dry between waterings.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Indoors or Under Glass: High
Average Mature Plant Size: 6'H x 3'W
Minimum Temperature: 50F
Cold Hardiness Zones:
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Native To/Origin: S Africa
Attractions: Bold Form, Exceptionally Easy to Grow
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Leaves, Stems, Flowers, Sap - Minor Toxicity if Ingested, Dermatitis.
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
this is not the plant's height only
its container's width
Item # 300