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Christ's thorn

Euphorbia milii var. splendens

Evergreen, slow growing, semi-succulent shrub species with a semi-prostrate to scrambling growth habit. Produces branches armed with dramatic thorns and small yellow flowers with large, showy red bracts. Bracts are modified leaves that surround and protect flowers, in this species these bracts strongly resemble flower petals.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Euphorbiaceae

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