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Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii)


Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii)

I finally got a chance to transplant my Crown-of-thorns. It was neglected in the backyard. This plant is extremely tough and thrives on neglect. Photo taken April 7, 2021.



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Nice red color..I never liked the old types that were sort of a flat orange-red. Plus flowers were smaller. These new cultivars are like Roses compared to wild Roses. So much better.

9 Apr, 2021

 

I had one in my lab for about 15 yrs but it never flowered and then one year it got forgotten about didn't get put in the greenhouse for the Xmas holidays. With no heat it didn't make it.

9 Apr, 2021

 

It’s a beautiful flower..loving the matte pink lipstick vividness!

9 Apr, 2021

 

Flowers are really lovely but just look at those thorns.

10 Apr, 2021

 

Beautiful colours in the flowers but those thorns look really wicked! 😱

10 Apr, 2021

 

yrust me they are as bad as they look!

10 Apr, 2021

 

I really like the large-bracted ones. It’s very widely grown as a garden shrub here because it virtually never needs water.

Yes, it’s very tricky transplanting it. The big thorns are horrible! I use thick leather gloves.

There’s so many colors and even multi-colors on the same shrub. I commonly see the red, pink, salmon and multi-colored red and pink (big-bracted varieties) here when I drive to work. It typically grows 4 to 6.5 ft (1.2 to 2 m) tall here in San Diego.

12 Apr, 2021

 

I'd only seen this with the red bracts! I had no idea there were other colours or even multi-coloured ones!

17 Apr, 2021



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