UBISI [Euphorbia trigona; African Milk Tree]

R 139.00

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Tall and rugged, the African Milk Tree is a sculptural and hardy plant. Although it looks like a cactus, it belongs to the succulent family, and is perfect for a sunny spot indoors, or outside. The red variety is great for adding instant colour and height to a plant collection. Note: The milky sap is toxic, use gloves if cutting or re-potting. Keep away from children and pets.

Grow pot size: 20cm. Decorative pot sold separately.

Caring for Ubisi


Being a succulent, the Milk Tree requires plenty of sunshine. If growing indoors make sure it's by a bright window.

Water & humidity

Never over-water your Milk Tree. Wait for the soil to dry out between watering (every week to 10 days). Rather under-water this plant. Reduce watering in winter to every couple of weeks. It's used to dry climates so humidity is not an issue.


Feed once a month with Canola Meal sachets. Don't feed in winter.


You can re-pot every summer if you want a bigger plant. Only use a succulent mix, or a mixture of 3 parts perlite, one part peat moss for good drainage.

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Want more African Milk Trees? Propagate by taking a cutting of one of the branches at the base of the stem. Note: The white sap is poisonous so use gloves! Simply rinse the base of your cutting in water and place in moist cactus mix. Some people use a rooting hormone. Keep the soil fairly moist until the cutting has taken root. 

Quirky Plant Fact

The African Milk Tree originates from Western & Central Africa. In the wild it blooms with white flowers and grows three metres high. The white sap is a skin irritant and should not be ingested. 

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