Scientific name: Euphorbia milii splendens
Description: A dense shrub up to 3 feet tall, with 1/2-inch thick dark brown stems armed with sharp spines. Clusters of bright green, elliptic, 2- to 2 1/4-inch leaves are produced near the growing tips of the stems, last for several months, then drop off to leave spiny stems permanently bare. Flowers are borne in clusters of salmon-pink to red bracts.
Light: Bright, constant sunlight
Temperature: Warm room temperature
Methods of propagation: Tip cuttings
Comment: Normally blooms in early spring. Requires good drainage.