Euphorbia milii var. Splendens


This species loses it leaves during the colder months. It never loses its leaves if kept as a houseplant.
This species loses it leaves during the colder months. It never loses its leaves if kept as a houseplant.
Description: 

The Euphorbia milii var. Splendens is indigenous to Madagascar. It is a thorny, numerously branched, succulent shrub. As pictured, branches are covered with thorns. This species is semi-prostrate or somewhat climbing. As it matures, the plant quickly forms a lower dense hedge (can easily be trimmed back without harming the plant).

This species thrives in full sun to bright shade. It typically can tolerate heavier shade. If your friend has been growing in the shade for an extended period, slowly wean her off before placing her in full sun. Otherwise, you risk severely scorching the plant! Do not hurt your friend. Happily, this species is particularly tolerant of seaside conditions and salt spray. This makes it an excellent choice for planting along a coastline.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9a
Family: 
Euphorbiaceae
Flower : 
Red
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Mature Height: 
6'
Mature Width: 
6'
Latin Name: 
Euphorbia milii var. Splendens
Common Name: 
Siamese Lucky Plant, Christ's Plant, Christ Plant, Crown of Thorns, Christ's Thorn

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