Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn) is native to Madagascar, and belongs to the "spurge family" Euphorbiaciae. It is popular in water-wise gardens, rockeries, desert gardens and as an ornamental potted plant.
Common Name: Lipstick, Crown of Thorns
Height: Grows to about 70cm tall.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.
Flowers: Produces pink flower clusters in the springtime.
Propagation: Removing and replanting branches.
Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.