Collect drained water in a saucer under the pot or pot it up and stand it inside a larger more ornamental planter.
In any case, put it somewhere sunny as soon as you receive your crown of thorns. It will enjoy full sun. This strong and very decorative plant is very undemanding.
Crown of Thorns 'Miliiana' - PlantEuphorbia milii 'Miliiana'
Bring the greenery indoors
The sun loving Crown of Thorns ((Euphorbia milii Miliana® 'Bianco') is a lovely houseplant from Madagascar! It loves the sun. The white flowers of this variety will bring their very own look to your home. Euphorbia flowers beautifully in the winter after a dry period of several months. The plant is easy to maintain and can be in flower for Christmas.Show more
Show moreWater Euphorbia milii sparingly as this succulent is very drought resistant. Allow it to dry out between waterings. In winter, stand the plant in a cooler place. Overwatering is practically the only thing that can harm this plant.
Use a mix of potting compost and sharp sand if potting up your crown of thorns. Best use gardening gloves when potting up too as the sap can irritate the skin.
This plant can stand outdoors on the patio in the summer!
Show moreEuphorbia milii originated on the island of Madagascar. The stems are covered with spiny thorns. Just when it gets all gloomy around the autumn and winter seasons it flowers more profusely with its beautiful flowers and can even be in bloom at Christmas time. The somewhat thick stems are water reservoirs. Crown of Thorns is a decorative and easily cared for houseplant.