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Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Common Name: Indian tree spurge, milk bush, pencil tree, finger tree, or petroleum plant

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native to: semi-arid tropical parts of eastern and southern Africa


Arrives in a 4" nursery pot if purchased on its own. Visit our Pots Page to view and purchase pot options.


*Considered toxic to pets and children. The sap can cause skin irritations, be cautious when handling.


  • Give these plants bright indirect light with some direct sun. Not suitable for low-light.

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