Euphorbia is a perennial plant and has a poisonous milky sap. Its leaves can either be alternate, opposite or in whorls. All plants produce unisexual flowers. Its flowers last for several weeks and are available in bright pink, red, cream, white, yellow and many more mixed colours. During spring and summer, the best blooming take place.
These plants bloom more in sunlight and are drought-tolerant. Sandy soil with good drainage is must for better growth. Water is stored in its thick stems just like a cactus. If its leaves turn yellow and fell down, it means you are over-watering. But if only a few old leaves are falling down due to old age, it’s normal. Just ignore it.
Crown of thorns,Euphorbia milii, Christ plant,Christ thorn
This plant comes in various colors like Red,yellow-red,ivory-white, yellowish creamy, white-pink,
Full year except frosty weather during extreme cold of less than 4 degree C
Upto 2.5 feet.
Planting and care:
It grows horizontally also, hence regular pruning is required for providing better shape.
Wear gloves while taking cuttings because the latex (milky sap) can cause skin irritation. Gloves will protect you from sharp thorns.
If plants are not blooming, they are not getting enough light. Minimum 4 hours of direct sun is required every day for better blooming.
Ornamental use: Yes