Delyla’s Plant Pick of the Week – Euphorbia Trigona Rubra

Delyla likes unusual things, which is why the Euphorbia Trigona Rubra, or African Milk tree, is her Plant Pick of the Week. This exotic-looking member of the succulent family is a low maintenance plant that can easily be grown indoors in our zone. It will thrive in a bright, sunny area of your house, and just like all succulents, needs great-draining soil and infrequent watering. For outdoor growing, keep the Rubra in a pot for spring and summer and bring it inside for fall and winter. This peculiar beauty can tolerate heat and sun just fine, but won’t survive temperatures below 50 degrees.

As evidenced by the photo of this gorgeous Euphorbia Trigona in our gift shop, they grow very tall and narrow, reaching heights of 6′ to 8′, making a truly eccentric specimen for your home. Their top-heavy stature and intolerance for cold temperatures make them better suited for indoor growing here in North Texas, and we’ve got plenty of little ones waiting for you!