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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Christ plant Christ thorn
crown of thorns
Euphorbia can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or succulents, with milky sap and small flowers held within cupped, often colourful bracts
E. milii is a more or less evergreen shrub to 1m, with thorny, succulent branches, leathery obovate leaves and axillary clusters of very small yellow flowers with showy, bright red bracts
Toxicity All parts are poisonous by ingestion
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a mix of three parts loam based potting compost to one part grit in full light.Water sparingly when in growth applying a low nitrogen liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep dry in winter
Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe at 15 to 20 °C
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 6
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to grey moulds
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