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Euphorbia trigonia - African Milk Tree

4" Nursery Pot

Elevate your plant collection with the striking Euphorbia Trigona, also known as the African Milk Tree. With its distinctive three-sided stems and striking vertical growth, this succulent is a captivating addition to any space. The Euphorbia Trigona thrives in bright light and requires minimal watering, making it an excellent choice for busy plant lovers. Embrace the beauty and resilience of this desert gem, and enjoy the stunning architectural presence it brings to your home or office.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia trigonia
  • Pronunciationyoo-FOR-bee-uh
  • Common Name: African Milk Tree
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Native Range: Central Africa 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright light to Full Sun- more light encourages the red coloring 
  • Water: Water thoroughly once soil is dry, water very sparingly in the winter
  • Humidity: avg. room humidity 
  • Temperature: 65-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: 1/2 strength fertilizer weekly during spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright
  • Propagation: top cutting
  • Pests: Look out for spider mites if conditions are dry 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets