African Milk Tree – Euphorbia Trigona

The African Milk Tree (Euphorbia Trigona) is a stunning and unique house plant from Central Africa. This striking succulent is characterised by its tall, upright stems that resemble a tree, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts for its intriguing appearance. The plant’s stems have thorns and vibrant green leaves, creating a visually appealing contrast.

African Milk Trees are relatively easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for beginners and experienced plant owners. They thrive in bright light and require minimal watering, as they are drought-tolerant and store water in their stems. These plants can also adapt well to various indoor environments, making them suitable for homes and offices.

With its sculptural form and low-maintenance nature, the African Milk Tree adds a touch of exotic beauty to any indoor space, making it a favourite choice for those looking to enhance their interior decor with a touch of African elegance.


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Additional information

Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

African Milk Tree

Latin Name

Euphorbia Trigona


Central America


Water approximately every 2-3 weeks, Make sure the soil dries out in-between watering


Fertilise every 2-4 waterings only during Spring to Autumn, do not feed in Winter.


Prefers low humidity so no misting needed

Light Requirements

Prefers full sun / bright light


This plant can comfortably sit at around 18-26°, but it can tolerate a few degrees either side.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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