Euphorbia splendens/Crown of Thorns

Euphorbia splendens / Euphorbia splendens
Pink flowrs on this crown of thorns
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Pink flowrs on this crown of thorns

Planter of crown of thorns

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia splendens
Common Name: Crown of Thorns
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a shrub-like woody perennial in areas of the country with warm climates because the crown of thorns cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. It will bloom through out the year provided growing conditions are favorable. It drops its leaves in late summer, the period of dormancy for this succulent. The sap of this euphorbia is poisonous. It irriates the skin for many people. Colors of the flowers include red, yellow, and pink.