Euphorbia Plants
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Madagascar Jewel aka “Euphorbia leuconeura”

Zone 8, Seattle, WA | MaliaJJ added on December 7, 2015 | Answered

If this unique plant promotes tumor, why are they in people's homes? I was just given a mother plant from a friend that didn't know the name of it or about it. She owns two of them. It's beauty is so deceiving. Can you tell me how much of it causes tumor? Breathing, touching, etc...?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 9, 2015

The sap that is released if the plant is damaged is a skin irritant.
No part of the plant should be ingested.

Here is a link with more information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10365450

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