English name:African Milk Tree
Latin name:Euphorbia Trigona 'Rubra'
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.
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 actually a cactus!