Euphoria milii is also known as the crown of thorns, christ plant, christ thorns
Height including container 8"
Bright-green leaves grow along its thick, thorny stems. Lower leaves naturally fall off as the plant ages. If your plant gets too tall and leggy, you can prune it back by half its size in spring. This will cause it to branch out.All spurges produce unisexual flowers.Its flowers are actually bracts that last for several weeks and are available in bright pink, red, white or yellow. Todays hybrids produce more -- even bigger -- flowers than ever before. Spring and summer are usually the best seasons for an abundance of blooms.Crown of Thorns flower dependably when they get enough light. Theyre easy to grow and drought-tolerant, prefering slightly dry, sandy soil. This succulent stores water in its thick stems just like a cactus, so it can be watered less frequently than other house plants. If its leaves turn yellow and fall off, cut back on the watering.
Euphorbia Milli Care
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 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. Water less 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 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.|