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Euphorbia hybrid 'Lipstick' (Crown of Thorns)

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Plant description

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Euphorbia 'Lipstick' is a succulent flowering plant with clusters of bright pink flowers for many months of the year. It has large blue green leaves and soft thorns. The flowers are actually colourful bracts, and the real flowers are small and inside the bracts. A very easy care plant that puts up with adverse conditions well, including coastal spray, and is perfect for pots on balconies and patios. Will grow to around a metre high, and can be slow growing. Likes good drainage, and don't overwater. Frost tender.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot in overwet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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