African milk tree problem #703952 - Ask Extension


African milk tree problem #703952

Asked July 22, 2020, 12:30 PM EDT

I noticed this separation in a number of the trunks in my African milk tree. I can’t figure out if this is natural or a problem. This occurred in the last week. Thank you for assisting.

Arapahoe County Nevada

Expert Response

There two main possibilities I can find from my research on African Milk Tree. One could be sun damage from too much direct intense light in the summer months and the other is a possible fungus, I would recommend moving it from the current location and monitor the plant. I can not be certain on fungus, so I recommend looking to environmental first. If you see it continue to spread you could consider a fungicide.
Wendy Hanson Mazet Replied August 10, 2020, 8:08 PM EDT

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