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Crown Of Thorns Overview
The Crown of thorns plant is a succulent climbing shrub. It is one of the rare succulents capable of blooming almost year-round. Crown of Thorn's flower dependably when they get enough light. They're easy to grow and drought-tolerant, preferring slightly dry, sandy soil. This succulent stores water in its thick stems just like a cactus, so it can be watered less frequently than other house plants. If its leaves turn yellow and fall off, cut back on the watering. This is a beautiful houseplant that produces bright pink flowers. It likes a dry environment at room temperature. In Thailand there is a legend that the number of flowers that bloom on a crown of thorns predicts the future of the plant-keeper.
Common problems with Crown Of Thorns
Susceptible to grey mould, keep well ventilated to prevent mould.
How to harvest Crown Of Thorns
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Crown Of Thorns
Take 7cm stem cuttings in spring or summer. Dip cut ends in warm water for a few minutes to stop the flow of sap then allow to dry for 24 hours before inserting into barely moist potting mix.
Seeds in the autumn.
Special features of Crown Of Thorns
Plant in a sandy potting mix in a pot large enough to support the plant as it get taller.
Place in area with high light intensity.
Effective low hedge to keep to keep intruders out!
Other uses of Crown Of Thorns
Grown for its flowers which are great in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.