Euphorbia is one of the rare flowering succulent and considered as a crown of the thorn plant and capable of blooming almost year-round.
What makes it special:
- Best for sunny windows.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Rarest flowering succulent plant.
|1||Euphorbia (White – Pink) – Succulent Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Bright-green leaves grow along its thick, thorny stems. Lower leaves naturally fall off as the plant ages. If your plant gets too tall and leggy, you can prune it back by half its size in spring. This will cause it to branch out.
New stems will grow from below where the pruning cuts were made, making this succulent bushy and full.Euphorbia includes annuals, perennial herbs, shrubs and trees that have a corrosive and poisonous milky sap. Many are succulent and can either be thorny or unarmed. The deciduous leaves can either be alternate, opposite or in whorls. All spurges produce unisexual flowe Its flowers are actually bracts that last for several weeks and are available in bright pink, red, white or yellow. Todays hybrids produce more — even bigger — flowers than ever before. Spring and summer are usually the best seasons for an abundance of blooms.Crown of Thorns flower dependably when they get enough light. Theyre easy to grow and drought-tolerant, preferring slightly dry, sandy soil. This succulent stores water in its thick stems just like a cactus, so it can be watered less frequently than other house plants. If its leaves turn yellow and fall off, cut back on the watering.
|Plant Height||17 inch (44 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (16 cm)|
|Common Name||Euphorbia,Euphorbia milii,crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn, spurge, Rosa Corona .|
|Maximum Reachable Height||up to 90 Centimeters|
|Bloom Time||In spring or summer and go dormant in winter.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Planting And Care
- Keep the plant indoor or outdoor with bright direct natural light or bright indirect light.
- The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing plant.
- Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
- Do not overwater the plant.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
- During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
- Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
- keep away from the AC Vents.
- Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
- Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
- Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
- Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
- Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Direct sunlight, indirect bright light.|
|Soil||Nutrient rich well drain fertile soil.|
|Temperature||25-40 degrees celsius.|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer.|
- Whether you want a giant thornless cactus specimen 6 feet tall or a creeping, sweetly flowering ground cover, you should try growing Euphorbias
- They reward the gardener with more than just good looks, but remind us all of the variety and beauty found in nature