Crown of Thorns Bush

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When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

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Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia milii

Common Names: Crown of Thorns Bush

Overview: This intriguing succulent showcases a blend of robust, thorn-clad stems adorned with delicate, vibrant blossoms. Originating from Madagascar, its clusters of petite, brilliantly-hued flowers can range from fiery reds to soft pinks, presenting a stark contrast to its spiky demeanor. Perfect for indoor displays or arid gardens, this low-maintenance plant thrives with minimal water, thanks to its drought-tolerant nature. It loves basking in bright, indirect light, which bolsters its blooming potential.

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Description

Beauty and Pain in a Symbolic Shrub

Euphorbia milii is an evergreen shrub, native to Madagascar which has succulent thorny branches, with sparse leathery leaves. The blooms are real showstoppers consisting of small yellow flowers, surrounded by showy, bright red/pink bracts. The Euphorbia milii has a long flowering season, and the blooms can be enjoyed through out the Winter to following Fall when grown indoors. This shrub is a particularly slow growing one, taking between 10 and 20 years to reach its full height.Religious legend states that the ‘Crown of Thorns’ worn by Jesus on the cross,w as made from Euphorbia milii hence its common names.

Caring for your Crown of Thorns

The Euphorbia milii will grow at its best when in full sun, but it will appreciate some afternoon shade in theSummer in hotter climates. Pot in dry to medium moist sand, chalk or loam soil, and whilst this plant is tolerant of dry soil, regular moisture will encourage the best blooms and less leaf drop. However, in the cold winter months it is essential that the soil is kept dry, as wet soil in this season can provefatal. With minimal moisture and fertilizer requirements, Euphobia milii isa low-maintenance plant that is remarkably resistance to most pest and diseases, making it an ideal choice for novice gardeners.

Light

Euphorbia milii flourishes in bright light. When grown indoors, place it near a window that receives abundant sunlight, preferably south-facing. If you’re growing it outdoors, it prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. However, more sunlight typically means more flowers.

Water

Being a succulent, the Crown of Thorns has a built-in mechanism to store water. This means it’s more tolerant of drought and requires less frequent watering. Let the soil dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot. A good rule of thumb is to water when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry.

Soil

This plant thrives in well-draining soil. A cactus or succulent potting mix is ideal. If you’re creating your mix, combine regular potting soil with sand or perlite to enhance drainage.

Temperature

Euphorbia milii prefers warmer temperatures ranging from 60-90°F (15-32°C). If outdoor temperatures drop below 50°F (10°C), consider bringing the plant inside. While it can handle dry air quite well, it’s crucial not to expose it to prolonged cold drafts.

Fertilization

During its active growth period, usually from spring to early fall, feed the Crown of Thorns with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Reduce feeding in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.

Pruning & Maintenance

To encourage bushier growth and remove dead or diseased branches, occasional pruning is beneficial. Always wear gloves when handling Euphorbia milii, as its sap can be irritating to the skin. If you wish to maintain a specific shape or size, prune the stems back to the desired length. This can also help stimulate flowering.

Pests & Diseases

Like many plants, the Crown of Thorns can be susceptible to pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of infestation. Neem oil or insecticidal soap can be effective treatments. As for diseases, overwatering is a common culprit, leading to root rot. Ensure your pot has proper drainage and monitor your watering schedule.

Safety Precautions: The sap of Euphorbia milii is latex-based and can cause skin irritation. It’s essential to wear gloves when handling or pruning the plant. If the sap comes in contact with your skin, wash it off immediately. The sap is also toxic when ingested, so keep it away from pets and children.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 12a, 12b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

2 ft – 3 ft

Spacing

18 in – 24 in

13 reviews for Crown of Thorns Bush

  1. Wayne McGuff (verified owner)

    All of my leaves have died

  2. Nancy Grieme (verified owner)

    Plant arrived with all leaves dropped! I think it was to long from shipment to delivery. At least it was not upside down like the last Crown of Thornes I ordered. I hope with a little TLC it will survive. For $47.00 I expected it to arrive in better condition.

  3. Gerald Mackinnon (verified owner)

    We wanted red this is pink. Otherwise a beautiful plant.

  4. Donna Pierce (verified owner)

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plants arrived unharmed and were well packaged. Just a bit disappointed regarding the flower size. They looked a lot bigger online. The plants are a bit over priced for their size.

  6. Robin C. (verified owner)

    Beautiful nice & full!

  7. richard kowalczyk (verified owner)

    Large pot but small plant.

  8. Charles Schneider (verified owner)

  9. Joe G. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I received my Crown of Thorns as promised. I was worried about it the first day because it had lost quite a few leaves and just as many were yellow. I think it was the stress of shipping. I watered it thoroughly and in 2 days it was as pretty as the pic I received before shipment.

  11. Daisy Bosch (verified owner)

    Smaller than I expected

  12. Anita (verified owner)

    Great looking plants, shipped without damage, just took some time

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Received nicely packaged. Looking forward to new growth of leaves and blooms. So far so good.

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