Euphorbia Trigona / African Milk Tree
- Easy Maintenance
- Let the soil dry out between waterings
- Enjoys bright indirect sunlight, south facing window is ideal
These wonderfully exotic plants thrive in bright sunlight! A south-facing window is the best place for these striking succulents. They need at least 4 hours of bright indirect sunlight a day and don’t like the cold. Though they do like to be shared, an easy one to propagate, this succulent brings luck to those you share it with.
They also require well-draining soil and make sure your pot drains easily. Leave the plant to dry out between waterings. A quick test before you give the tree a water will stop you from overwatering. Stick your finger in and if the soil is still damp an inch down, you can hold on giving it a drink. If the plant starts falling over, it can be a sign of overwatering - if this is happening to your plant then leave it to dry out and it should regain its sturdiness. This plant fares better being too dry rather than too wet.
If you do want to propagate this succulent, then make sure to wear gloves as its sap can irritate the skin. Also worth noting, these succulents can grow up to 6ft tall!