Euphorbia milii spendens
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.
Taller than the species, it blooms off and on year-round. Tiny flowers are enclosed in bright red bracts. Spiny, somewhat succulent branches are weak, and may need support.
Attributes - Euphorbia milii spendens
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Red, Yellow
Height: 5 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
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