This slow-growing, ferociously thorny, semi-succulent shrub with
bright green, obovate leaves is a native of Madagascar.
Deciduous in cooler areas, it is resistant to dry conditions and
grows to a height of about 3 ft (1 m) and a spread of about 30 in
It is excellent in rock gardens or in cavities and is often used as
a low hedge in coastal areas.
Throughout the year, and especially in spring, it bears tiny,
yellowish flowers enveloped by bright red bracts.
Euphorbia milii var. splendens is a semi-prostrate form with oblong
leaves. Somona produces orange-red flowers.
Flowering colors: Orange, Red, Yellow
Cultivation: Plant in sun or part-shade in moist, well-drained soil.
Propagate from cuttings , or from seed.