Euphorbia trigona var. Rubra **SALE**



Normal pricing-

5 gallon: *SOLD OUT*
10 gallon: *SOLD OUT*
15 gallon: $150.00 (Sale price- $74.99)*SOLD OUT*

The Euphorbia trigona var. Rubra is a hybrid of the Euphorbia trigona. The difference between the two lies within the color of its stems and leaves. Leaves takes on a beautiful, flushed purplish-red color. Stems are typically greener than the E. trigona, creating a stunning bi colored look. Additionally, stems tend to be flecked with red to magenta markings.

A good choice for novice gardeners, this species is easily cultivated. Its needs are few, it requires well-draining soil and full sunlight, but can tolerate moderate shade. If grown in the shade, slowly introduce it back into full sun to avoid severe scorching. Moderately fast grower. Typically within 3 - 5 years, this succulent becomes a large, stunning landscape focal point. Suitable for xeriscaping.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun (can tolerate moderate shade)
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
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Latin Name: 
Euphorbia trigona var. Rubra
Common Name: 
African Milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus, Abyssinian Euphorbia, High Chaparral

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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Wholesale/Retail Hours

Monday through Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm

Sunday: Closed

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Addresses & Contact Information

Physical Address (IN-PERSON VISITS):
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

We're located directly next to the Tajj Inn.
Mailing Address (WEB ORDER PAYMENTS):

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make checks/money orders out to "Lyn Rathburn."
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