What makes the African Milk Tree unique? ย 

By: Manoj Prasad

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Publish: 17-05-2024

The African Milk Tree, or Euphorbia trigona, is a beautiful succulent plant that grows in some parts of Africa.

One of the things that makes it stand out is the way it looks.

There are ridges going along the length of the plant's stem, which gives it a unique geometric shape.

A thick, sticky covering covers the stem as well. This helps the plant save water in its dry environment.

The African Milk Tree is also interesting because it can make milky sap when it is cut or otherwise hurt.

Herbivores won't want to eat this plant because it has this sap as a natural protection.

The sap, despite its name, is not milk. Instead, it is a latex-like substance that can irritate people's skin.

The African Milk Tree can also handle drought very well, which makes it a great choice for low-maintenance planting in dry areas.

It is grown as an ornamental plant worldwide, especially in Mediterranean or desert-like settings, due to its unique shape and low water needs.

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