The African Milk Tree is a low maintenance exotic houseplant. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, the African Milk Tree is not a cactus, it is actually a succulent native to Africa. It is said sharing the African Milk Tree brings good luck which is why it is also called the good luck plant by some. This plant prefers dry conditions, be sure to let it dry out completely before watering. The African Milk Tree thrives in filtered or part sunlight. When cut the African Milk Plant oozes a white toxic liquid. It is best to keep away from children and pets.