African Milk Tree & Quartz Pot
Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' with Quartz Pot Large
Make a colourful festive statement this season, with this gorgeous plant and pot combo!
The Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' or African Milk Tree, is a succulent variety grown in Central and Southern Africa. Our favourite not-actually-a-cactus cactus. Its thick deep green stems are lined with small spikes and overhanging leaves, in a deep maroon colour.
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.
We've paired it with the dappled pink glazed Quartz Pot Large. The green, pink and red colour contrasts make it a beautiful feature to have all year round.
As a succulent, this plant will need very little watering, especially during winter, and likes a bright spot.
Combo includes: Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' (17cm) & Quartz Pot Large
Decorative pot size: 17cm
Overall plant height including decorative pot: 60-70cm
Pets: Harmful to pets.
Euphorbia sap contains highly toxic latex, so make sure to wash your hands immediately, if you come into contact with it.
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 NOT actually a cactus!