Our family has always called this a cactus but I recently I discovered that this is a succulent from Africa that was named an African milk tree. The African milk tree gets its name from its branches because when they are punctured or cut milk leakes from the branch. This milk is very poisonous to skin. When dealing with your milk tree wear heavy gardening gloves.
*** Each order of African milk tree will be a 6-7inch cutting off of one of our 40-year-old cacti tree*** ***Order will be cut and shipped on the same day*** Once you receive yours, make sure you wear heavy gardening gloves to handle it when you take it out of the box. **Make sure the end is callused over before you plant it in the soil. ** A 4-inch pot is ideal for one cutting. fill it up 3/4 the way up with cactus soil. Cactus soil mix can be purchased from your local hardware store. Use a pencil or a pen to poke a hole in the soil that is about halfway down. Lastly, get your cactus and carefully place the end that is callused over into the hole you created in the soil.
They like indirect sunlight. Make sure to water your cactus plant whenever the soil becomes dry. Do not over water your cactus. Usually, once a week will be plenty of water. Just make sure to check on your cactus every day to ensure that it is healthy. Some environments may require more water than others.
In 1-2 weeks your cactus will begin to grow roots, over time arms will begin to sprout from your cactus.