Euphorbia trigona Rubra, African Milk Tree
The Euphorbia Rubra, African Milk Tree, is an unique succulent that slowly grows into a tall plant perfect for a bright spot that needs something special. Thick stalks of green with light green streaking pattern have 3 sides, creating a 3d triangle shaped trunk. The showy red leaves grow on the ridges of these stems, in between spines, forming into a geometrical-looking oddity of a plant.
Plant in well drained potting soils. Place in full sun in a bright windowsill facing south or west. Can tolerate bright indirect light. Unlike other succulents and cacti, Euphorbia don’t like to be kept dry for long periods of time. Will need to be watered weekly during the summer growing months.