Euphorbia milii, often known as the crown of thorns, is a woody, succulent shrub with fleshy, bright green leaves, inconspicuous flowers in clusters surrounded by very showy petal-like red or yellow bracts, and thick, pointed blackthorns (to 1/2" long) that cover its water-storing branches and stems.
- The sap is moderately poisonous
- Requires bright sunlight
- Low humidity is suitable for growth
- Fast draining soil should be used
- Pruning encourages branching
- Watering once a week is more than enough
The plant itself has been shown to be an effective molluscicide and a natural pest control option.
Euphorbia milii has been suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO) for snail control.
Breathing diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and chest congestion are treated with euphorbia. Mucus in the nose and throat, throat spasms, hay fever, and tumors are all treated with it. It's been used to induce vomiting in some persons.
Worms, severe diarrhea (dysentery), gonorrhea, and digestive issues are all treated with it in India.
Botanical Name: Euphorbia milli
Plant Type: Succulents Plant
- Indoor Plant
- Attractive Flower
- Watering:- twice a week
- (Do finger test for checking soil moisture). Do not overwater the plant especially in the monsoon.
- Sunlight:- Diffused
- Pot mix:- cocopeat × send × garden soil (60:20:20)