African Milk Tree - Rubra - Shop Online!
African Milk Tree - Rubra - Shop Online!

African Milk Tree - Rubra

Regular priceR 165.00
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Plant Type
Size chart
Choose a Nursery / Grow Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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Scientific Name: Euphorbia trigona 'rubra'
Common Names: African milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus, Abyssinian euphorbia, and High chaparall
  • Striking unique red-purple hues
  • Waterwise and easy care
  • Likes lots of bright light and some full sun.
  • Grows into a beautiful statement plant.
  • Plant level: Easy

Be inspired by the African Milk Tree Rubra, a striking succulent renowned for its captivating blend of architectural elegance and vibrant red hues. With its distinctive tri-cornered stems and rich burgundy colouring, this plant commands attention in any space.

Native to arid regions of Africa, this Euphorbia thrives in conditions that mimic its natural habitat. Provide it with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight to maintain its vibrant red pigmentation, but be cautious not to expose it to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can cause sunburn and damage the plant.

In terms of care, this succulent is relatively low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts alike. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot, and ensure the pot has proper drainage to avoid waterlogged conditions.

While its unique appearance and striking coloration make it a stunning standalone specimen, this African Milk Tree also complements a wide range of interior design styles, from modern minimalist to an eclectic bohemian ensemble. Whether displayed on a windowsill, shelf, or as a focal point in a succulent arrangement, this eye-catching plant is sure to make a statement in any indoor space.

Please note: The latex found inside Euphorbia can lead to irritation on the skin and can be toxic to pets and humans if consumed.

Follow these instructions to keep your African Milk Tree healthy and happy.

  • Water: Water thoroughly approximately every 2 weeks, let the soil dry out slightly in between.
  • Light: Plenty of direct sunlight - a few hours per day.
  • Humidity: Dry air is best, do not mist.
  • Fertilise: Feed your tree every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid fertiliser during the spring & summer growing season.
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We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus, Springbok, etc)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 5-8 days (rest of SA).


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)

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