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Thursday, 24 January 2013


Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaceae, a native of Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once Governor of RĂ©union, 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 of Christ.

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 found mainly on new growth, and 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. The sap is moderately poisonous. Wat Phrik in Thailand claims to be the home of the world's tallest Christ plant.

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  1. Lovely color and image. We don't have much blooming up here now, but I enjoy seeing images of lovely flowers elsewhere.

  2. Such a beautiful red flower! Great photo!

  3. This is such a wonderful shot. I love the strong red color! Have a wonderful time.

  4. What a beautiful blossom! I have missed seeing your flower photos! Hope you are well...

  5. We have a few varieties of this Euphorbia milii, but those so many thorns at the top is not really very prominent, although the stem is really full of them. That crown of thorns reminds me of the sea urchin in our seas.

  6. Love the deep red color of your Euphorbias.

  7. Great picture and information like always!!
    Thank you,

  8. I love this little blossoms, lovely red and a wonderful composition!
    Wish you a nice weekend,

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  9. Love the flowers on this plant. It is a popular plant here in southern Florida. Thanks for hosting such a great flower party.

  10. Beautiful! We have these as small potted plants.