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Euphorbia milii /Crown of Thorns

Euphorbia milii   / Euphorbia milii
Flowers, foliage and thorny stems
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Flowers, foliage and thorny stems

Typical pot plant

Flowers, foliage and thorns

Growing in a ground bed

Typical array of flowers for plant growing in ground bed much lika an annual

Close view of bright red flowers

Cluster of flowers on a mature specimen

Long, thorny stems with clusters of red flowers

Old, woody stems of the Crown-of-Thorns

Thorns numerous on stems, even those actively growing


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Scientific Name: Euphorbia milii
Common Name: Crown of Thorns
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Let it dry out well between waterings. Dropping of leaves is often a symptom of overwatering. They flower poorly when not receiving enough light.