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Is this normal or not. USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C). Euphorbia trigona, is a species of the genus Euphorbia native to south-eastern Africa (Graboon River). A cultivar occurs when an environmental or other factor causes changes in a plant. They tend to grow problem-free, but there are a few pests and diseases to be alert for. It is sometimes also referred to as African milk bush, African milk tree, candelabra cactus, cathedral cactus, friendship cactus, good luck plant, or good luck cactus. Very very helpful and informative article. In Stock. You can directly plant the cutting in a mixture of peat and sand or perlite. (A cultivar is different than a hybrid as environmental changes cause a change in the DNA of the cells.) it would be nice not to promote monsanto miracle grow - there are much bettter alternatives. Euphorbia trigona 'Royal Red' is a beautiful rich burgundy cultivar of Euphorbia trigona. The stems are triangular, although in some cases they can appear with up to 4 edges. Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on February 17, 2013: Welcome to HubPages! Let the soil dry or nearly dry between the waterings. It's essentially the same plant but with beautiful, deep red leaves. The plant has at least 7 or 8 branches from the ground. I have gotten the sap on my skin before but washed it off promptly and had no bad reactions. Euphorbias are very easy to care for. Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' (African Milk Tree), also known as Euphorbia trigona 'Royal Red', is an attractive cultivar of Euphorbia trigona… When the plant spends the summer in the garden or on the balcony, the pot should not be placed in a coaster to allow rainwater to run off. Euphorbia trigona is widely cultivated as a pot plant. Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' is a cultivar of Euphorbia trigona. The pot it is in is 12-14 inches high and about 19 inches wide. Be careful when handling. Subtribe: Euphorbiinae The difference between the two lies within the color of its stems and leaves. The leaves are often rich magenta-red and the stems greener, for a lovely bi-colored look. Answer: The euphorbia you bought is probably Euphorbia trigona ‘Rubra’ (also sold as E. trigona rubra or E. trigona ‘Royal Red’), often called the red African milk tree because of its milky white sap and African origin. The moisture meter read dry prior to watering and now reads dry. Create Wishlist * Make wishlist public Share. Euphorbias need well-draining soil and lots of sunlight. Keep it up !! The Rubra or Royal Red are cared for in the same manner as the Euphorbia trigona. Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' is a cultivated variety of E. trigona with tinges of beautiful burgundy-red in the leaves and stems that become more pronounced in bright light. I was looking for this information. The leaves are often rich magenta-red and the stems greener, for a lovely bi-colored look. EUPHORBIA TRIGONA RUBRA African Milk Tree rare cactus plant succulent 4"+ Rooted. Plant database entry for African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona) with 14 images, one comment, and 29 data details. They are usually propagated by cuttings. I have cut it down before but am now struggling again to keep it standing. My problem is going about it...have any ideas. Its botanical name is Euphorbia trigona. If you are growing them in containers or your soil is poor, feed with a half-strength fertilizer monthly. It’s a mutation of the normal form that has triangular green stems marbled with white and small green leaves. To move in and out of home every year it takes 3 people and a moving cart. Euphorbia Trigona ‘Rubra’ is a plant where its stems and leaves are tinged with red-purple. I can't even see how a stake would work (and it would be ugly). It’s a mutation of the normal form that has triangular green stems marbled with white and small green leaves. The propagation can be tricky because of the exuding sap. $24.99. Subscribe now and be up to date with our latest news and updates. Plant in a well draining cactus and succulent mix. Although it resembles one, the African milk tree is not a cactus at all, nor is it a bush or a tree. If you would like a low-maintenance, beautifully exotic houseplant that looks tropical, this ones for you. Answer: The euphorbia you bought is probably Euphorbia trigona ‘Rubra’ (also sold as E. trigona rubra or E. trigona ‘Royal Red’), often called the red African milk tree because of its milky white sap and African origin. If Euphorbia trigona is placed cool to temperate during winter water sparingly. This Euphorbia glows maroon when growing in full sun. Euphorbia trigona it’s easily multiplied through cuttings. Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' (African Milk Tree), Rhipsalis pilocarpa (Hairy Stemmed Rhipsalis). These plants require a little pampering to become established, but once they are, they are self-sufficient. The milky sap is toxic and irritating to the skin and eyes. The common name for this popular succulent is African Milk Tree because … There is a red-tinged version called rubra, among other forms. Thanks a lot for sharing the Trigona info. The stems and leaves are flushed purplish-red (and some bronzish-green). And can it tolerates hot sunlight? I have since secured the plant. One of the main reasons they tip over is over-watering. It is a beautiful plant. I was wondering if you had any tips for a Euphorbia cutting whose base hasn't kept up with the growth of the rest of the plant. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. It's essentially the same plant but with beautiful, deep red leaves. It’s 4 ft tall, if I cut it down low, do you think it will grow again? I currently have it in a ceramic on but it’s top heavy I was wondering if I should get a deeper one. I heard a rumor that someone got some in their eyes and lost their vision for a couple of days. How terrible that would be! I always place my cutting directly into Miracle Grow potting soil and have never had a cutting not root for me this way. I may use stakes to help or replant branches and give them as gifts. Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra', also known as Euphorbia trigona 'Royal Red', is an attractive cultivar of Euphorbia trigona with stems and leaves flushed red to magenta. Euphorbia, African Milk Tree, Candelabra Cactus 'Rubra' (Euphorbia trigona) Handle cuttings with caution. Any cut portion of this plant will secrete a milky-white, sticky sap that is a skin irritant. Euphorbia trigona f. rubra, Euphorbia trigona 'Royal Red', Family: Euphorbiaceae What you'll need: To propagate this plant, you will need a thick pair of gloves, not only to protect you from the prickly spines but as protection from the plant's toxic sap. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. These plants will often lose their red coloring during the … Thank you so much. I thought about placing the pot into a larger one and breaking away the old one. Plant database entry for African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra') with 13 images, 2 comments, and 23 data details. $7.99 + shipping. Using a rooting hormone is recommended with Euphorbias. Sides are lined with spines AND leaves. We brought it in & I am trying to save it by using a hair dryer, & cutting off the drooping branches. Thanks! I have a beautiful 12ft wrapped in heavy ivy to hold together..its been 4 years since i purchased her from an estate sale. Euphorbia trigona is a perennial plant that originates from Central Africa. I just realized the error after reading here. Today I noticed the leaves are turning yellow and some are shriveling. It practically needs a scaffolding.! I have just acquired a 8 foot tall cathedral cactus or African milk plant. You can easily turn one small African milk tree plant into many, especially since sharing it with friends and family is said to bring good luck. Segments are easy to propagate, but sharp thorns and skin-irritating sap mean this plant should be handled with care. Unlike most succulents, Euphorbia does not handle long periods of drought well. Rare Euphorbia lactea variegata Dragon tree bone cactus succulent live plant #73. Genus: Euphorbia. It's about 6 months at this point. Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Euphorbia. This item: 4" Plant Euphorbia TRIGONA RUBRA African Milk Tree Rare Cactus Plant Exotic Succulent $14.99. In this clip, I take cuttings from my Euphorbia Trigona Rubra , since one branch died back with root rot from overwintering indoors. It works. Do you think it should be cut down and restarted or will eventually "grow into it"? Euphorbia trigona - African Milk Bush 19 inch Tall. I say this because the only time mine began falling over was after I had left it outdoors. Euphorbia trigona ‘Rubra’ Prefers full sun to look its best (especially if you want it to look red), water only when the soil is dry all the way thru. I don't know how to leave in full sun outside in summer and control watering. What kind of pot is good for this plant. Free shipping . In fact, more die from too much care and watering than from neglect. This Euphorbia can go dormant in winter; but not always. Stems are typically greener than the E. trigona, creating a stunning bi colored look. Royal Red (Euphorbia trigona 'rubra') with stems and leaves flushed purplish-red (and some bronzish-green). Euphorbia trigona rubra or Royal Red: There is also a variety of this plant known as Euphorbia trigona rubra or Royal Red. 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