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Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)

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RATING: Easy to care for.

LOVES: Euphorbia trigona enjoys a bright spot. Watering when most of the soil is dry.

HATES: Very cold temperatures and over-watering. Do not mist your African Milk Tree!

SIZE (approx): Pot diameter 12cm, 17cm (78cm tall)

More information and care recommendations are below.

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There are over 2,000 species of Euphorbia, which grow all across the world, but particularly in warmer regions, like this one, the Euphorbia trigona. Known as an African milk tree, this Euphorbia is native to Central Africa. This particular Euphorbia variety is a shade of deep green with 3 sided upright stems that gives it the name ‘Trigona’.

Teardrop-shaped leaves and thorns will grow on the sides of these stems. A perennial plant, the euphorbia will drop and regrow its leaves. A statement plant for any room.

Quick Care Guide

Care Difficulty: An easy to care for plant.

Light requirements: Euphorbia Trigona likes a bright spot. Can handle some direct sunlight but not all day as this will scorch the plant.

Watering: Likes to dry out between waterings. This plant is drought tolerant but only for short periods.

Humidity: Native to Africa this plant doesn't care for humidity, normal household conditions will be suitable.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets & humans. The sap is an irritant so handle it with care.

Feeding: Feed with cacti and succulent feed during the growth period (Spring and Summer)

Repotting: Can be repotted every 1-2 years in a pot that is slightly larger than its original pot.

Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree)
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