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Euphorbia Trigona 30cm Pot

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Euphorbia Trigona 30cm Pot
Common Name: African Milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus

Euphorbia trigona, commonly known as African milk tree or cathedral cactus, is a striking succulent plant native to tropical regions of Africa.

Euphorbia trigona has a distinctive appearance with tall, columnar stems that are segmented and resemble a candelabra or cathedral spires. The stems are usually green, but they can take on reddish or purplish hues under certain conditions. Small leaves may appear on new growth, but they are quickly shed.

This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. Place it near a window where it can receive plenty of natural light. Too little light may cause the plant to become leggy, while too much direct sunlight can lead to sunburn.

Euphorbia trigona thrives in temperatures between 18°C to 29°C and should be protected from temperatures below 10°C. It is not frost-tolerant and should be brought indoors if temperatures drop below its preferred range.

Water Euphorbia trigona sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s important to let the soil dry completely before watering again. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant goes into a dormant period.

Plant Euphorbia trigona in a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. A mix of potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand works well to ensure good drainage.

Euphorbia trigona is adapted to low humidity environments and does not require additional humidity. However, it can benefit from occasional misting during very dry conditions.

Feed Euphorbia trigona with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilising during the winter months when growth slows down.

Trim back any dead or damaged stems as needed. Be cautious when handling the plant as it produces a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin and eyes. Wear gloves and avoid contact with the sap.


Euphorbia Trigona 30cm Pot