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"Crown of thorns, are native to Madagascar but have been present around the Middle East for hundreds of years. You'll find the world's tallest plant in northern Thailand, according to claims coming from Wat Phrik, the temple that homes it. Avoid eating the crown of thorns; you will get a bad stomach and vomiting and even touching it can make you itchy.

Tips from Garden Coaches

Commonly called spurge, Euphorbia is a very diverse genus of plants that has unique inflorescences, long blooming period, easy maintenance.

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The Atlas summits were veiled in purple gloom,
But a golden moon above rose clear and free.
The cactus thicket was ruddy with scarlet bloom
Where, through the silent shadow, he came to me.
— Adela Florence Cory Nicolson

Name Story

Crown of thorns
This plant is a small yet woody shrub that gets its name from its sharp and half-inch long thorns that cover its main stems. Some people claim that the branches were cut to make the crown by the Romans to put it on Jesus. Hence, it's called the crown of thorns.

Interesting Facts

The crown of thorns is probably the smallest flower, not as brilliant as the azalea, not as pure and elegant as the narcissus, not as beautiful and noble as the peony, but it lives decently. Many flowers and trees wither in the winter while the crown of thorns is not defeated by frost. It is still pleasant to the eye with tender and lovely flowers. Shaped like a butterfly, the small flower is made of two petals, and then form a small cluster, green in summer and red in winter. Placing several pots of them at home will make you feel like spring is always with you.

Symbolism

Stubborn and faithful, gentle and loyal, brave and elegant

Characteristics

Plant Type
Shrub

Lifespan
Perennial

Bloom Time
Spring, summer

Plant Height
90 cm to 1.8 m
Spread
45 cm to 90 cm
Flower Size
1.2 cm
Habitat
Variety of bush, Forest habitats
Flower Color
WhiteYellowRedPink
Leaf Color
Green
Fruit Color
Green
Stem Color
GraySilver

Conditions Requirement


Difficulty Rating
Growing Crown of thorns is easy as long as you can give them what they need. They are sensitive to certain types of pests and diseases.


Sunlight
Full Sun

Care Guide


Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.


Fertilization
Fertilization once a month during the growing season.


Pruning
Deadhead (or remove) withered flowers after flowering.


Planting Time
Spring, summer, autumn


Propagation
Sowing, Cutting, Division


Potting Suggestions
Needs excellent drainage in pots.

Uses

Garden Use
Crown of thorns is an evergreen shrub commonly found in gardens of a warmer climate. It is prized for its attractively colored leaves that exemplify its bright green foliage. Its relatively short height makes it suitable for low hedges and borders. Crown of thorns is good for rock or Mediterranean gardens. Suggested companion plants include Kangaroo Paw or Blue Fescue to make a strong color contrast

Is crown of thorns a poisonous weed?

Although a popular houseplant, crown of thorns is highly poisonous, with ingestion of any part causing moderate toxicity. Its sap contains harmful chemicals that can result in both eye and skin irritation if not handled with caution. Contact with the eyes may cause puffing and swelling, and contact with the skin will likely lead to dermatitis. Poisoning through ingestion can cause irritation and blistering of the mouth and throat, vomiting, and abdominal/stomach pain. If the sap is ingested, it may cause temporary blindness. Poisoning most often occurs in children because of crown of thorns's bright, inviting flowers."

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