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African Milk Tree

Euphorbia Trigona 'Rubra'

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Easy Care
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Perfect for a sunny place!

Our favourite not-actually-a-cactus cactus. The Euphorbia trigona, or African Milk Tree, is a succulent grown in Central and Southern Africa. Its thick 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.

The Rubra variety is known for its contrasting deep green stems and red leaves. The colour contrast makes it a beautiful feature plant to have all year round and a nice nod to Christmas.

As a succulent, this plant will need very little watering, especially during winter, and likes a bright spot.

Euphorbia sap contains highly toxic latex, so make sure to wash your hands immediately, if you come into contact with it. 

African Milk Tree Care Guide

Light

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

Water

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

Temperature

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

Feeding

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

Grooming

I don't need any pruning, but would like the occasional dust to maintain the beauty of my ruby leaves.

Care

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

African Milk Tree General Information

Origin

I am native to West Africa.

Size

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

Toxicity

Keep me away from pets and children.

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