- Light: High to medium light.
- Water: Allow top half soil to dry out between watering.
The African Milk Tree has thick, three-sided stalks with spines along its edges. It has cactus-like branches, or arms, that grow upright from the sides of the stalks. Small leaves cover the edges and ends of the actively growing stalks and arms. It is a lush red plant with lighter red and green striations through the stalks.