Euphorbia milii, the crown of thorns, Christ plant, or Christ thorn
|Botanical Name||Euphorbia milii|
|Mature Size||3-6 ft. tall outdoors, 2 ft. tall indoors|
|Sun Exposure||Full, partial|
Christ Plants Care Instruction:
From spring through fall, feed your crown of thorns with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.
However, the crown of thorns will reliably bloom as long as it gets at least three to four hours of bright, direct sunlight per day.
Since it is succulent, the crown of thorns is very forgiving about water. Water when the soil feels dry about 1 inch below the surface. Water thoroughly and allow any excess to drain off.
plant in well-draining soil and full sun. In dry climates, the plants will appreciate some mid-day shade. Crown of thorns is a very adaptable houseplant. It needs a well-draining potting mix and should not be planted in a container that is more than about an inch or two larger than the root ball. If there is excess soil, it will retain water and could cause the roots to rot.
Note: The size and texture of plants may vary according to seasons.