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African Milk Tree

English name:

African Milk Tree

Latin name:

Euphorbia Trigona 'Rubra'

About me:

My stems have three wing-like angles and carry short, sharp spines as well as leaves. Given the right conditions I can grow into an impressive tree.

Useful to know:


I am native to West Africa.


won't grow too quickly, but I am capable of becoming as tall as nine feet!


I like a lot of light, and will happily sit in direct sun, unlike a lot of other varieties.


I can't take too much moisture, so wait until my soil is completely dry before watering me.


I don't like the cold and should be kept above 13°C.


Give me some feed once or twice during the warmer months. An all-purpose, or succulent-specific fertilizer will do the trick. 


I don't need any pruning, but would like the occasional dust to maintain the beauty of my ruby leaves. Click here to buy African Milk Tree.


As a tree, I can live for a very a long time so take good care of me.


Keep me away from pets and children.


Don't let my leaves mislead you, I'm NOT actually a cactus!

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