Euphorbia Trigona

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Euphorbia Trigona, aka African Milk Tree, is a tall, rugged, easy-care succulent that originates from West Africa. It has an upright stem and ridges of short-lived leaves and thorns, which makes a fascinating architectural addition to any room.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

They are drought-tolerant and prefer to be under-watered, especially during the cooler months. Not sure when to water? Wrinkles on the leaves are a telltale sign. Keep them in a very warm location a well.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Euphorbia Trigona

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.

Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in an enclosed terrarium.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Euphorbia Trigona

Botanical Name: Euphorbia trigona

Euphorbia trigona

Common Name: African Milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus, Abyssinian Euphorbia

African Milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus, Abyssinian Euphorbia

Origin: Central Africa

Central Africa

Introducing the Euphorbia Trigona, a remarkable plant that instils in us the virtues of resilience and distinctiveness.

Euphorbia Trigona, often referred to as the African Milk Tree, stands tall and proud with its geometrically fascinating structure. It sports dark green, three-sided stalks adorned with small leaves and spiky thorns, creating a distinctive and captivating silhouette. This uniqueness is a testament to standing out and being proud of one's identity, even in the face of adversity.

This sun-loving plant thrives best in a bright environment, teaching us the power of light and positivity in revealing our true potential. A south-facing window would be a great spot for it, but be cautious - too much direct sunlight can cause sunburns.

Watering should be a careful practice; allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between each session. It's an exercise in understanding the importance of balance, that more is not always better. Just as we need space and time to process and grow, so does the Euphorbia Trigona.

As your Euphorbia Trigona matures, it maintains its unique, upright growth habit, continuing to expand upward rather than outward. It's a beautiful display of resilience and steadfast determination, reminding us of the rewards that come with staying true to ourselves.

Welcome the Euphorbia Trigona into your life. It’s not just a plant; it's a statement of individuality and resilience. It inspires us to embrace our unique qualities and to remain steadfast, even when life gets prickly.

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