Please Support This Free Site By Visiting Our Advertisers or Sponsors!

Euphorbia milii

Euphorbia milii is native to Madagascar. It is a succulent, evergreen, subshrub and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family or the Spurge Family of plants. They also call it the Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant, or Christ Thorn.

Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia milii

Euphorbia milii grows to about 6ft or 1.8m tall. The stems are very spiny. The spines are very prominent and about 3cm or about 1in long. The leaves are fleshy, leathery, obovate, and green and usually present only on new growth. It produces tiny yellow flowers that are surrounded by a pair of bright red bracts. It flowers all year.

Euphorbia milii can be natural pest control. It actually helps control snails. It also has medicinal values.

How to grow Euphorbia milii:

Grow Euphorbia milii in the sun. Plant it in dry to medium moisture and well-drained soil. It can be drought-tolerant but flowers more with some moisture. However, wet or soggy soil even in winter can destroy it. Propagate by seed or tip cuttings. Euphorbia milii is poisonous if ingested.

Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia milii or Christ Thorn, or Crown of Thorns

Also, read about Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Stick on Fire’.

About Online Flower Garden & Dino

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*