Crown of Thorns, Christ Thorn, Christ Plant
|Varieties include the popular, upright, shrubby Poinsettia, the unusual, perennial, trailing Myrtle Euphorbia, and the annual Snow-on-the-Mountain with its showy foliage. The flowers are tiny, colored yellow to green, and are often surrounded by leaves colored like petals, called bracts, which look like flowers, in white, pink, red or green. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes, and is sometimes poisonous to humans and some animals. Requires good soil drainage and full sun. Start by division and seed.
Many varieties and hybrids offer a wide choice of sizes, shapes, and flowers in oranges, yellows, and pinks. Train the shrubby, climbing stems on a trellis or wall, but be careful of the long sharp thorns.
Attributes - Euphorbia milii
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Red, Yellow
Height: 4 ft. to 4 ft. 6 in.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Showy Flowers.
Euphorbia avasmontana, Euphorbia caput-medusae, Euphorbia cotinifolia, Euphorbia cyparissias, Euphorbia epithymoides, Euphorbia franckiana, Euphorbia grandicornis, Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow', Euphorbia lathyris, Euphorbia marginata, Euphorbia x martinii, Euphorbia mellifera, Euphorbia milii spendens, Euphorbia myrsinites, Euphorbia pseudocactus, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Euphorbia resenifera, Euphorbia rigida, Euphorbia seguierana niciciana, Euphorbia wulfenii