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Cathedral Cactus

Euphorbia Trigona

£14.99

The Cathedral Cactus (“Euphorbia Trigona”) is perfect for those who want a desert twist for their home or workspace. This easy-care plant loves brightly lit spots, like a windowsill or conservatory. Just make sure it’s warm!

Plant Height: 30-50cm Pot Size: 12cm

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3.9
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Norman PimlottNorman Pimlott
10:44 19 Feb 24
AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS !Bought a plant 70-90cm £34.99. when it arrived it was just below 50cm (£14.99). So they ripped me off for £20 and refuse to speak to me when I complained !
Tony WebbTony Webb
10:30 19 Feb 24
I have just received my palm from Oxy-Plants. I arrived quickly and well packaged and I am thrilled with it. I shall be ordering again.
Jane BondJane Bond
10:30 19 Feb 24
Lovely plant and brilliant customer service. My first plant was damaged but John responded immediately and sent out a replacement next day . Thank you
Cathi GibsonCathi Gibson
14:15 14 Feb 24
I’m delighted with the beautiful satin pothos sent to me by Oxy-Plants. Will certainly buy from them again.
Manish NandhaManish Nandha
07:28 13 Jan 24
I bought a plant which was supposed to be 70-90cm tall, what I received was significantly shortly than this. I contacted the company and they appeared to have not read my email, and their response did nothing to rectify the situation. My order number is: 155991. I'll amend my review if they fix the situation, but until then my advice would be to avoid this company.
Victor PetersVictor Peters
17:36 12 Jan 24
I really like the artificial plants I purchased from Oxy-Plants. They're excellent, and my spouse hasn't even realized they're not real.
Nick KuipersNick Kuipers
16:33 12 Jan 24
Amazing Areca Palm. None of the stems were damaged in transit and all of the leaves seem to be in good order. Thanks Oxy-Plants.
Melissa HoekstraMelissa Hoekstra
15:44 12 Jan 24
Thanks Lucie for all your help! – I spoke to Lucie over Oxy-Plants Instagram as I was a little unsure which plants would be good for my office. She recommended a devil’s ivy for my bookcase and a swiss cheese plant for the corner of my room. It looks amazing, thanks so much!!!
Daan AltenaDaan Altena
15:45 11 Jan 24
I was struggling with what present to give my mum as a present this year. I opted for a poinsettia plant and she wasn’t disappointed. The plant is still doing well, even into January.
Bram JansenBram Jansen
14:29 11 Jan 24
Ordered an Areca Palm as a Christmas gift for my husband. The present came well-packaged and was in great condition. Thanks, Oxy-Plants!
Megan DaviesMegan Davies
09:10 11 Jan 24
Sadly my bird of paradise plant died within a month (it was in an ideal spot for heat, light etc.). I emailed Oxy-Plants but never got a response.
Nishaan MehtaNishaan Mehta
14:24 08 Jan 24
Scam! Paid for £50 worth of goods and did not receive a thing after a full month! No response to email, DM or phone line (which kept going straight through to voicemail). PLEASE look elsewhere for your goods and avoid the headache that I have suffered!
Sophie KeenSophie Keen
10:59 28 Feb 23
The plant arrived covered in bird poo and many leaves were torn and damaged. The plant was also 45% smaller than described online.The customer service was terrible - I had 3 rounds of arguing for my customer rights for a refund. I was originally offered a mere 10% discount. Finally after quoting their own refund policy in my email they agreed to collect and refund the plant however this took some time. Will definitely tell my circle to stay away from using oxy plants.
Mark VardyMark Vardy
11:39 29 Nov 22
Excellent service and good quality plants. Items were dispatched very quickly, packaged well, and with good communication throughout. So far the plants look great and seem to be adjusting to their new home well.Can't fault at all, would recommend and will definitely be using again.
Alessandro GrassiniAlessandro Grassini
09:55 14 Nov 22
I usually don’t write reviewsI usually don’t write reviews, but this one was owed. Before purchasing my gorgeous Bird of Paradise I contacted the Company and got in touch with Cliah who went above and beyond to accommodate my request. Needless to say I received the plant in one day and is absolutely delightful. A very well deserved 5 start to them!
B MaloneyB Maloney
15:02 10 Nov 22
My Devil's Ivy plant arrived within a couple of days, very well packaged and totally healthy. Absolutely love it and the macrame hanger I ordered at the same time. Also, I made an email enquiry to oxy-plants and had the loveliest response. Such a positive experience, I strongly recommend this company for its efficiency and value for money.
Filomena martinsFilomena martins
14:03 10 Nov 22
We bought the plants and wall hangers from this amazing company and we get so many good compliments from everyone that visits the office and the plants are doing so well too.
Owen AndersonOwen Anderson
15:48 04 Nov 22
When we wanted some advice about the right plants for our office space, Oxy-Plants were the obvious choice. There was lots of useful information on the website, and the customer service was second to none. When we had a problem, they fixed it, quickly and efficiently. We love the plants and love the prices - delivery was easy and the plants well packaged.
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How To Care For Cathedral Cactus

Be sure to water this cactus plant once a month, or when he top half of the soil feels dry. If you’re struggling to gauge this, you can always use the “thumb trick”. Pop your thumb into the soil to see if it is dry, or moist.

Be sure to place your cactus plant in a spot with plenty of sun and and warmth. A spot near a living room or bedroom window would be perfect.

There’s no need to worry about humidity with this succulent. If you’re misting your other houseplants, it’s best to give this one a miss!

This African cactus plant loves a well-draining, loamy soil. Try to keep your soil a neutral pH as well. Have you seen our brand new soil substrates? We recommend using vermiculite in this potting mix.

Did you know your cactus may even flower? If you want this to happen, it’s always helpful to use a little fertiliser during the growing season. Make sure you invest in some Miracle-Gro Succulent Plantfood, or cactus potting mix.

These cactus plants are naturally resistant to most pests and bugs. However, watch out for spider mites and mealybugs. If your plant comes into contact with any, use some of our natural neem oil to treat.

Consider repotting your African Cactus Plant once a year. Every time you do it, it’s wise to buy a plant pot 1-2 cm’s larger. This should help to give some growing room!

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About Cathedral Cactus

Looking to bring a desert twist into your home? The Cathedral Cactus, sometimes called “Euphorbia Trigona”, is a plant native to the deserts of Central Africa. In more recent years, the Cathedral Cactus has found itself a new home sitting on windowsills and in greenhouses all across the UK! If you’re looking for a cactus plant without much threat of sharp, and prickly spines, then you should definitely consider one of these Cathedral Cactus Plants.

Believe it or not, the Cathedral Cactus is remarkably similar to the African Milk Tree. The main difference between the two is stem colour. Whilst the African Milk Tree can sometimes produce reddish looking stems, the Cathedral Cactus is a more traditional-looking green.

Like many cacti species, the Cathedral Cactus is one of the hardiest plants on earth. This plant’s needle-like thorns and triangular ridges are designed to funnel water down to its roots, making it a desert survival specialist! It even stores water in its thick, green stem. With this in mind, the Cathedral Cactus is definitely one of our easy-care houseplants. It’ll make a perfect gift for beginner gardeners and the not so green-fingered. If it can manage in the desert, it’ll love your home!

If you’re wondering how to care for your Cathedral Cactus, it’s plain and simple! Place your cactus in the sunniest spot you have in the house. A south-facing window would be perfect. Water this plant as little as possible (to avoid over-watering) and add a little bit of cactus fertiliser during the growing season. It may even bloom white flowers if you’re lucky!

Caution: the cathedral cactus is a cactus and may have spiky thorns. It is also toxic to pets and humans (contains latex). As such, it may be unsuitable for a home with adventurous toddlers and furry friends!

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Euphorbia Trigona
Nicknames
African Milk Tree, Cathedral Cactus, Friendship Cactus
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
No – Toxic to pets and humans
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