Euphorbia lactea

Euphorbia lactea

Euphorbia lactea

Euphorbiaceae | Cactus

Native To:

Tropical Asia (India)

Plant Status:


Plant Habit:

3-6 meter height with
stems about 5 centimeters wide

Plant Habitat:

Tropical regions

Cultural Uses

This plant creates a good, thick hedge and is also used medicinally for warts and tumors. It is also used as an ornamental plant.

Interesting Fact

Referred to as the “Popcorn Cactus,” the Euphorbia lactea resides in the cactus garden and the light green ‘pods’ on the trees often pop off and fall to the ground. Although it is thought of as a cactus, the Euphorbia lactea is actually a succulent.

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