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Crown of Thorns
Euphorbia milii


Cactus-like plant with succulent branches which are armed; oval leaves drop seasonally.

Plant Form or Habit:

Plant Use: rotational color pot plant

Exposure: high

Flower Color: yellow, red

Blooming Period: winter

Height: 4 feet

Width: 2 feet

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: Give full sun; water sparingly. Avoid the milky juice which may irritate skin. The common name is derived from a legend that the flowers were once white and turned red when its stems were used to make the crown of thorns worn by Jesus.


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