How to grow Euphorbia trigona

Euphorbia trigona grow and care – shrub‎ succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as African Milk Tree, Euphorbia trigona perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, desert or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Stem color can be: green or purple, stem erect.

Euphorbia trigona flowers

Leaves color green, orange, red or purple in linear shape next to each leaf there is spine

Flower color yellow-green with 5 petals.

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How to grow Euphorbia trigona growing and care:

Well-drained soil, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.3-3 m, 1-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Yellow-green with 5 petals

Scientific name:

Euphorbia trigona

How to grow Euphorbia trigona

Growing Euphorbia trigona plant

Euphorbia trigona plant care

Euphorbia trigona


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Orange leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12