Euphorbia milii 1
Euphorbia milii 1

Euphorbia milii
(Crown of Thorns)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Madagascar
Type: Evergreen succulent shrub

Typical Height: 2’
(0.60mts)
Typical Spread: 2’-3’
(0.6 - 0.9mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Sea-Green
Flower Color: Green
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: Irritant, spiny
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Propagation: Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Fine
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G
3G

Typical planting distance:
2' - 3' OC
(0.6 - 0.9mts)

Common Uses: Foliage plant; Flowering groundcover; Flowering shrubs
Category: Small Shrubs

Notes: Many spiny; 

+ In this Photo:
Euphorbia milii
(Crown of Thorns)
Flower close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
July 2014
Key Largo
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/crown-of-thorns.html

http://plantsrescue.com/euphorbia-milii/

http://www.theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_milii