Euphorbia cotinifolia is a broadleaf evergreen shrub native to Mexico and South America. Common names of this plant are as follows Smoketree spurge, tropical smoke bush, and Caribbean copper plant. This plant grows well in well drained soil and full sun. During winter keep it in area with maximum sun. The name Euphorbia is considered by many in South Africa as synonymous with poison. So be careful while handling this plant. Some fishermen add the sap to water during fishing. The poison stun fish and as a result the float on the surface. The sap may cause severe irritation when it comes in contact with human skin.