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Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra'



Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' is an easy-care succulent native to West Africa. It is a fascinating plant that gives a modern urban feel,  to the rooms where it is placed, with its vertical stems and protrusions of leaves and short-lived thorns.


Also known as the African milk tree because of the milky sap contained in the stems, it has a rather peculiar urban style, but it is best to avoid contact with children and pets.


Euphorbia trigona care


During the summer months, be sure to keep your plant's substrate slightly damp, as leaf drop can be an indication of drought stress.


If even then the fall still continues, even after increasing the watering, don't worry! The leaves of these plants are short-lived and regularly die. This is natural and the plant will spawn more from time to time.


Euphorbia Trigona rubra prefers a warmer environment, ideally no lower than 15°C.



Euphorbia trigona rubra prefers bright lighting conditions. Direct sunlight would be ideal, but be careful not to burn the plant.



The plant is drought tolerant for short periods. Let the soil dry out between waterings to ensure the plant doesn't get soggy.



This plant prefers fairly warm temperatures, ideally 15-27°C. Avoid lower temperatures and cold drafts.

air humidity

Euphorbia trigona rubra does well in normal house humidity, but prefers drier air. Avoid damp rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.



Apply a liquid fertilizer with half the dose indicated for it, during the summer months.


Height and growth rate

The African milk tree is a very slow growing plant, which normally reaches a maximum indoor height of around 1 to 2 meters.



The sap is toxic and irritating. Avoid getting into eyes or mouth and handle with care. Wash immediately if it comes into contact with the skin. Not suitable for children or pets.



Euphorbia trigona rubra is native to West Africa.

Euphorbia trigona "Rubra"

SKU: P1498
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