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Euphorbia milii 'Helena'

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: milii (MIL-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Helena

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Category:
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Oct 23, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice, small, tightly clumping species that flowers prolifically year round. Stems smaller, about 1/2" in diameter. Intensely spiney, as most E milii are.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
Palm Aire, Florida
Gautier, Mississippi



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