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African Milk Tree in lisbon pot
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African Milk Tree
African Milk Tree in grey otto pot

Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra'

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African Milk Tree

£28
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Plant height
60cm
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The African Milk Tree is an easy-care succulent houseplant native to west Africa, decorated with beautiful red leaves which contrast along its rigid green spine.

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Plant Happiness
To see me at my best

I love bright direct sunshine. Water me liberally and regularly in the hot summers, and less often in the winter.

Plant Care Tips
White sun

Place me in a sunny spot in a south-facing room.

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Water me liberally in summer allowing my soil to dry out between waterings.

Plant Care pruners

I can get top-heavy due to my shallow root system so I may need occasional pruning.

About African Milk Tree

History

In its native Tropical Africa, the African Milk Tree indoor plant is often grown as a hedge. The houseplant has since become naturalised in India and Cuba, where it grows along roadsides and in semi-arid areas.

Cultivation

The African Milk Tree is grown as a hedge and a ritual plant in Tropical Africa. In India the sap is regularly used to mix with termite mounds as a mixture for sharpening blades and the latex is also used to poison fish. Grown as an ornamental indoor plant around the world, the Euphorbia trigona is one of the most common Euphorbia varieties.

Care

The African Milk Tree indoor plant thrives in warm weather with direct sunshine. They will appreciate regular watering at the height of summer. Due to their height and shallow roots they can be susceptible to falling over, which can be remedied by staking or pruning.

Did you know?

These cacti-form Euphorbia are actually succulents. One of the main ways to tell is that these Euphorbia contain a white milky (and toxic) latex, which is not found in cacti.

Toxicity

If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.

Also Known As

Cathedral Cactus; Friendship Cactus; Good Luck Plant; Good Luck Cactus

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Jessica C
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The first plant I ordered sadly got damaged on delivery, so a new one was sent out to me. This time is perfect! Beautiful happy Tree.

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Sofiya Y
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Just like on the picture,very impressive

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Nancie B
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Lovely and healthy well packaged so no damage.

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Stephanie L
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jade h
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Larger than I thought, I love it!

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Vivienne D
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Very healthy plant and a good size for the price.

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