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PlantFiles: Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant, Siamese Lucky Plant
Euphorbia milii 'Dwarf Apache'

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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: Dwarf Apache
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dwarf Apache Red)

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Elfinn On Jul 19, 2007, Elfinn from Grand Rapids, MI wrote:

I got mine off the half-dead rack at a big box store (starts with an 'L')...and it has sprung back to life marvelously. Although this variety seems to have smaller blooms than some, the way that they start out yellow, get a pink stripe, turn salmon, and then bright, orangey-red makes it an enchanting plant.

Regional...

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

Grand Rapids, Michigan



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