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Crown of thorns

It is a succulent climbing shrub growing to 1.8m tall, with densely spiny stems, the straight, slender spines up to 3 cm long, which help it scramble over other plants. The leaves are found mainly on new growth,

Euphorbia milii (Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant) is a woody, succulent species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once governor of Réunion, who introduced the species to France in 1821. It is suspected that the species was introduced to the Middle East in ancient times, and legend associates it with the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. Description - It is a succulent climbing shrub growing to 1. More

photographs below show some of the developments in Euphorbia milii in Europe in recent years. Some new hybrids for small pot production, most likely Danish. One interesting use of EUPHORBIA milii is in the production of very small pots (4 cm to 6 cm) by Danish growers. More

Euphorbia milii that are quite stunning. Some of the more spectacular ones come from Thailand. More