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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Pot Size

12cm, 17cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

30cm, 90cm, 90cm ( Purple)

Common Name

African Milk Tree

Latin Name

Euphorbia Trigona


Water sparingly. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.In the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, but still allow the soil to dry out. During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering to prevent overhydration.


Fertilize during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilizing in the dormant period.


African Milk Trees can tolerate low humidity levels, but they prefer a bit more humidity. You can occasionally mist the plant, especially in dry indoor environments.

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect sunlight for most of the day. These plants thrive in bright light conditions but can tolerate some direct sunlight.


Keep the temperature between 18°C to 24°C during the day and avoid temperatures below 10°C

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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