Family: Euphorbiaceae

Common Name: Welcome Home Euphorbia, Welcome Home Crown of THorns

DescriptionA hybrid Crown of Thorns with large red flowers (bracts).
Plant TypeAll Plants, Succulents
Hardiness Zoneat least 8
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny
Moistureaverage, if allowed to get to dry it will drop its leaves
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained
Flowersactual flowers are very small, located in the center of the petal-like structures called bracts, the bracts are large and red
Leavessmall, ovate and drop off when allowed to get to dry
Stemsscandent and spiny, spines are stout and gray
Maintenancekeep to size by pruning
PropagationCuttings root best if taken when the plant is actively growing during the spring and summer. Ones taken during the winter tend to root very slowly if at all. When the cuttings are taken the Crown of Thorns will bleed a white latex sap. This is typical of members of the Euphorbia family. Allow the cuttings to callus before sticking, or they will tend to rot. I find straight perlite works for the rooting media. Perlite does not provide good support for the cuttings so I use a layer of small rocks around the base of the cutting. This will provide some weight to the pot and support the plant.
Cultivar OriginCreated by horticulturists in Thailand when they hybridized Euphorbia lophogona with Euphorbia milii.
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