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Crown of Thorns / Rosy
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Crown of Thorns / Rosy

Latin Name:

Euphorbia milii vulcanii

Plant Type:

Succulent

Description:

Leaves less than two inches (5cm) long in four rows from a very short stem. The leaves are pale-green with white teeth along their upper edges. Flowers are red & yellow and large for the size of the plant.

Uses:

Container, Foundation, Ground cover, Rock garden, Specimen

Origin:

Madagascar

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Height:

12-48 cm

Width:

12-48 cm

Flowering:

Yes

Flower Color:

Red

Fragrant:

No

Foliage:

Yes

Season:

GI

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Growth Rate:

Average

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) with a little added sand or if you want to mix your own take: 3 parts coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts humus (leaf mold), 1 part rinsed aquarium charcoal chips and a dusting of bone meal and limestone or a couple of eggshells (which can be substituted for limestone). Never forget use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become barely moist between watering. Remember to reduce watering during the winter. If you use rainwater, be careful about acidic rainwater. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs and rarely scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings (let the cut end dry out first) and seeds at anytime. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter Propagate them in evenly moist soil, mist occasionally and keep in filtered sunlight until they are growing.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Keep cool in the winter months. Some varieties can irritate sensitive skin. Requires good ventilation and prune after flowering. Be careful not to over-water. Put a layer of small gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to prevent stem rot.

Toxicity:

Species of this Genus can be harmful to pets.

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