Christ Plant or Crown of Thorns or Euphorbia Milli

I have here a Christ Plant or Crown of Thorns or Euphorbia Milli flowers. I miss the big Euphorbia flowers in my garden back home. Now I have the small flowers in our house. This plant is very easy to grow. It don’t requires too much watering. It can stand the heat. I have two colors now, the pink and red ones.

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. milii

Euphorbia milii (Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant) is a species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar.

It is a succulent climbing shrub growing to 1.8 m tall, with densely spiny stems, the straight, slender spines up to 3 cm long, which help it scramble over other plants. The leaves are obovate, up to 3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm broad. The flowers are small, subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts, variably red, pink or white, up to 12 mm broad.[1] Wat Phrik in the Phitsanulok District of Phitsanulok Province, Thailand claims to be the home of the world’s tallest Christ plant.

 
 

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