Rubber-Hedge Euphorbia, African Milkbush, Indian Tree Spurge, Fingertree, Milkbush, Milkhedge, Naked-Lady, Penciltree, Petroleum-Plant
This species is commonly called pencil plant after its thin stick-like appearance. It is a succulent with a strong branching habit, producing cylindrical stems coloured green to grey-green in aged specimens. Leaves are slim and small, almost unnoticeable and they drop to leave minute leaf scars on the stem surface. Flowers are small and discrete, coloured yellow and arranged in clusters at the tips of branches or between branches. These blooms lead onto capsule fruits measuring approximately 1.2cm across, coloured pale green, sometimes with a pink tinge.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
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