Crown of Thorns
Latin name Euphorbia Milii and it is also nicknamed as the Siamese Lucky Plant.
The Crown of Thorns is a woody, spiny, climbing plant that will grow into a large shrub in its natural environment. Its thorny branches are pliable. Indoors, this plant will grow to a maximum of about 3 – 4 feet. Young plants are covered with oval shaped leaves and the plant will produce less of its foliage as it gets taller and older.
Crown of Thorns flowers year-round! It likes moisture and if you continue to water it regularly throughout the winter, you will be rewarded with a bouquet of bright little round blooms – either a deep pink or lemon yellow.
The origins of Crown of Thorn plants take them back to Madagascar. However, it was in Thailand and China -there they consider 8 flowers blooming at once to be lucky- where it was first hybridized.
Light: Sun to Partial Shade
Water: water regularly, when soil is 50% dry or dries completely. Crown of Thorns is very drought tolerant so it can be treated like a cactus. However, regularly watering produces flowers year round. It is possible to overwater so make sure soil is never soggy.
Propagation: This plant can be easily rooted from cuttings. Let cut branches callous over before being given rooting hormone and putting in soil.
+This plant is very easy to grow but it is a slow grower!+
+Its sap is pretty fantastically toxic, so use care when taking cuttings and repotting (wear gloves)+