Euphorbia millii var. splendens

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.