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#1174 - Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' (African Milk Tree)

$10.48
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PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra'
  • Common Name:
    African Milk Tree
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    48"h x 24"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    No
  • Origin:
    Central Africa
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    No
  • Container Size:
    Large Pot Band

Plant Description

Sometimes listed as the form 'Royal Red', this selection of red-tinged African Milk Tree makes a striking succulent, especially when it gets large. Native to the central part of the continent of Africa, a lot of people mistakenly assume this plant is a cactus. It will often drop its small leaves during prolonged dry spells. The stems/branches have 3 wings, or angles. Short sharp spines and the leaves are attached on these ridges. African Milk Tree can take watering a little more often than most succulents. Being a Euphorbia, some people have a reaction to its milky sap. So, children and pets should be kept away.