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Candelabras Cactus

(Euphorbia lactea)

A many-branched succulent spiny shrub or tree with milky sap. Although it is often times mistakenly referred to as a cactus, it is actually in the genus Eurphorbia. Branches are 3-4 inches, angled, with a white band down the middle of each side. Ridges are wing-like and spiny. There are tiny leaves between the spines. This is a cultivated plant.

Poisonous Parts: 
The milky sap. Avoid contact with skin or eyes.
Originally posted: Oct 15, 2014
Last updated: Oct 17, 2014