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Euphorbia trigona

African Milk Tree

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Also known as: Euphorbia trigona

The African Milk tree, or Euphorbia Trigona if you're a budding botanist, is the Kraken Plant and you can't tell us otherwise. This plant grows as a single stem but when "pinched" or allowed to mature it can create a candelabra silhouette. The African Milk Tree was nicknamed this due to the milky sap it releases when cut. This sap is toxic and should not be touched as it can cause irritation on the skin. When they're happy they develop the darling little ear like leaves along the spines. If their environment changes or their watering is off they will drop the leaves and regenerate as they adapt. These little dudes are voracious growers and can reach heights in the ten  feet range.

Care: Bright indirect sun, moderate watering weekly. Succulent & Cactus potting mix when repotting. Protect from cold and direct sun.

Height: 15cm
Pot diameter: 6cm

Note: Plants are living things and variation is to be expected (celebrated even). The plant you receive won't be exactly the same one as pictured, but we do everything possible to make sure it is representative and that you won't be disapointed. Heights are approximate and include the pot. Any pots or hands featured in the pictures aren't included.