Crown of Thorns Hybrid
Description : Euphorbia milii is a thorny, much branched, semi-succulent dwarf plant with 6"-10" tall, branches covered with spines. It is semi-prostrate or somewhat climbing and quickly forms a low dense hedge which can be easily trimmed without harming the plant.
'Angel Face' shows off large lovely pink blooms. During the cooler months, bracts open white and gradually turns cream and finally into pink with no visible greening. In summertime, bracts are bright pink and acquire darker pink spotting with matching chartreuse green flares as blooms mature.
Height: 6- 10 Inch
Light: Euphorbia prefers full sun in well drained soil and tolerates dry conditions as well as coastal exposure.. This plant will grow well on east/west and south facing windows. Euphorbia milli can get leggy and the higher the light, the better the plant growth and flowering habit.
Water: This plant can thrive on neglect. It can tolerate dry soil pretty well. Overall it has lower to medium watering requirements. Don t let the soil be soggy, as your plant will most likely rot. The plant prefer a bit more frequent watering than typical succulent plant. Also, avoid getting water on the leaves and stems because they can rot if they get too wet.
Humidity: Crown of Thorns is very tolerant of dry environments and is not needy in any way. It s pretty much indifferent to the humidity level as you can just as well grow it next to higher humidity plant.
Temperature: Growth may cease completely below 70 F, but will resume when warmer weather returns.
Soil: Likes poor, sandy soil that drains well
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks a balanced liquid fertilizer and in winters at half-strength every month. .
Caution: Crown of Thorns sap is poisonous and can be a skin irritant so be careful when trimming or reporting the plant. If you are making cuttings you can use cold water to stop the oosing of the sap from both the plant and the cutting.