Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant, Siamese Lucky Plant
Euphorbia milii 'Fireworks'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Succulent

Other details:

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2014, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I bought mine in the fall, And it took the Dec 2013 freeze with no damage in a pot. That's 28f of hardiness. It has been in bloom all winter it seems to me. The blooms are smaller then the average Crown of thorns..but with it being red blooms (bracts) and that dazzling variegation it stands out from the others.
ADDED: Now that the hottest part of the year has passed 'Fireworks' looks to do best in part sun. Full sun is hard on the normally heat and sun loving species. The variegated wants shade from hottest sun.