|Common Name||Euphorbia, Euphorbia milii, the crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn, spurge, Rosa Corona.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet|
|Flower Colour||this plant comes in various colors like Red,peach,yellow-red,ivory-white,pink-green,yellow,white-pink,peach-red,|
|Bloom Time||almost year-round|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Planting And Care
Also, avoid placing the plant in an area with direct sunlight before the plant establishes a mature root system.
It is advisable to wear gloves when taking euphorbia cuttings because the latex can cause skin irritation.
Prune off growing tips to control plant height.
Plants that don’t bloom aren’t getting enough light. Move Crown of Thorns to a sunny window where it gets about 4 hours of direct sun every day.
CAUTION: Wear thick gloves when handling this plant — those thorns are sharp! Also, watch out for its toxic, milky sap, which can irritate your skin, eyes, and mouth.
Take 3 in (7.5 cm) stem cuttings in spring or summer. Dip the cut ends in warm water for a few minutes to stop the flow of sap then allow to dry for 24 hours before inserting into the barely moist potting mix. Cuttings will root in about 6 weeks.
|Sunlight||Bright light to full sun.|
|Watering||Allow the top 1 in (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings. Waterless in winter when the plant rests. Also, avoid getting water on the leaves and stems because they can rot if they get too wet.|
|Soil||A fast-draining medium such as a cactus potting mix works best.|
|Temperature||Grows best with average room temperatures 60 to 75F/16 to 24C; A cooler winter rest of 55F/13C will help promote flowers in spring and summer.|
|Fertilizer||Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. In winter, feed monthly.|
- Whether you want a giant thornless cactus specimen 6 feet tall or a creeping, sweetly flowering ground cover, you should try growing Euphorbias
- They reward the gardener with more than just good looks but remind us all of the variety and beauty found in nature