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African milk bush plant care
If you have a African milk bush plant you should know how to look after it and ensure that it grows, even in cold and frosty climates. Here are some ways of looking after African milk bush plants, if you want them to last as long as possible, as well as look good!
African milk bush care at home
These are basic guidelines for looking after a milk bush plant at home. They also give you the basics of how to keep it healthy, and how to help the plant survive. You can also use them to check whether your milk bush is looking healthy.
Keep the plant in a warm, bright location where it gets lots of sun. Indoors, this is in a warm south-facing window.
Always give the milk bush at least a little shade. It does need some sunshine, but it doesn’t like to be too hot.
Keep the plant so that it doesn’t dry out too much. Move it around if the water runs out of its shallow dish at the roots, so that it doesn’t get too dry.
Check the African milk bush each day for insects or any other problems. These pests and diseases can cause problems with a plant.
Feed it well and watch that you don’t over-feed it. It doesn’t like to be too fat.
Look after the milk bush plant. Try to give it a more nutritious food each day. This should be a ‘balanced food’. You don’t want to give it a too large amount of food. You should feed it enough to keep it growing, but not too much.
Keep the soil in the compost or potting compost. A little can be added each month. Do this even if the African milk bush is growing in a pot.
Add some fertilizer at the same time as you add compost. This will help to grow the plant.
How to care for an African milk bush plant at home
1. Look after the African milk bush plant
This section of our plant care tips explains how to look after an African milk bush plant at home. If you don’t know how to look after an African milk bush plant you should find this part of the page useful.
Look after the African milk bush plant in an ideal location. If you have an African milk bush plant growing in a container, this can be inside or out. Make sure that the African milk bush has a sunny, south-facing location.
You should keep the African milk bush plant in a warm, bright location. Indoors, this is in a warm south-facing window.
The African milk bush plant needs some shade. It doesn’t like to be too hot. Try to provide at least a little shade, and keep it in a warm, bright location.
Check the African milk bush each day for any insects or other problems. These pests and diseases can cause problems with a plant.
Feed it well. It doesn’t like to be