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Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii)


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Euphorbia milii, the crown of thorns, Christ plant, or Christ thorn, called Corona de Cristo in Latin America, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaceae, native to Madagascar.

It grows as a succulent, leafy and thorny shrub and offers a variety of flower colors from white, cream and yellow, through many shades of pink and red. And some hybrids come in double forms.

Euphorbia milii is a very beautiful and easy-care plant and it makes a perfect plant for beginners.


A Euphorbia milii plant needs as much bright indirect light as you can provide, but no direct sun.


Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again.


Use a sandy well-drained soil that is 2/3 succulent or cactus soil and 1/3 perlite or coarse sand for a crown of thorns plant.


A Crown of Thorns plant produces variety of colourful flowers in the early spring through late summer. Under the right conditions, this plant will bloom all year.





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