Euphorbia Trigona (African Milk Tree)

Euphorbia Trigona (African Milk Tree)

$25.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 7cm(Ø) x 6cm(H)

Pot color and size may vary and change subject to availability

Its botanical name is Euphorbia Trigona.

  • It is sometimes also referred to as African Milk Bush, African milk tree, candelabra cactus, cathedral cactus, friendship cactus, good luck plant or good luck cactus.
  • Although it resembles one, the African milk tree is not a cactus at all, nor is it a bush or a tree either.
  • It’s a succulent plant native to Africa and it’s a hardy, low-maintenance succulent noted for its erect, columnar branches and slender leaves.
  • It is a member of the genus Euphorbia part of the family Euphorbaceae.
  • All of these plants exude a poisonous white sap when cut or broken.
  • For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep them out of the reach of kids and pets and to keep your skin and eyes well-protected when pruning, repotting or otherwise handling the plant.
  • If you would like a low-maintenance, beautifully exotic houseplant that looks tropical, this one is for you.
  • It can grow to heights of six to eight feet.
  • The plant has thick, three-sided stalks with spines along its edges.
  • Cactus-like branches, or arms, that grow upright from the sides of the stalks.
  • Small leaves cover the edges and ends of the actively growing stalks and arms.
  • It is a lush green plant with lighter green striations through the stalks.
  • It loves bright sunlight.
  • A south-facing window is an ideal location to place it, though an east or west window will also work.
  • They require at least four hours of bright, indirect sunlight per day.
  • If the top couple of inches of soil feel dry, deep watering is in order.
  • Do not let the plant stand in water as this can lead to root rot.
  • Keep the soil very lightly moist during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Provide a light feeding of balanced water-soluble succulent fertilizer monthly.
  • Reduce watering and do not fertilize at all during the cooler months.


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