Euphorbia lactea is a deciduous, spiny, leafless, cactus-like succulent shrub or small tree. It can grow to a height of 15 feet, but is typically maintained as a 1 to 2 foot houseplant. ate) form. Tiny leaves do appear in summer, but drop quickly leaving the plant leafless. Flowering is rare and the plant does not tolerate frost. If injured, the plant will ooze a toxic, milky latex.
Light: Provide very bright light, ideally give direct sun for a few hours a day.
Water: Water only when soil is completely dry.