Euphorbia trigona Royal Red
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Euphorbia trigona is commonly planted in Central Africa,
Also known as African milk tree, cathedral cactus, Abyssinian euphorbia, high chaparall.
Euphorbia Trigona is a tender, evergreen, succulent plant. The stems have three wing-like angles and carry short, sharp spines as well as leaves. Eventually the plant grows into a densely and compactly branched erect shrub or small tree of two metres or more. Euphorbia trigona is widely cultivated as a pot plant. with stems and leaves flushed purplish-red and some bronzish-green). The leaves are often darker red in this clone and the stems greener for a lovely bicolored look. The stems can be flecked red to magenta. Some leaves may become rich magenta-red. Speciality growers may also offer crested or fasicated material. Euphorbia trigona cv. Royal Red is an easy species to grow that is suited for any well drained soil in full sun. Growth rate: It is a moderately fast grower, and will quickly become large landscape masterpieces in just 3-5 years.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and summer|
|Common Name||African milk tree|
|Frost Tolerance||10° C|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Height||Up to 3 metres|
|Scientific Name||Euphorbia trigona Royal Red|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|