Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C) to Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: In the Spring, in the Spring or Summer, in the Fall, in the Winter.
Flower Type: Yellow, red-pink, white or cream
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Euphorbia milii hybrid
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "crown of thorns, Christ plant, or Christ thorn"
Euphorbia milii hybrid loves the sun! To ensure your succulent is getting enough light, place it in a bright spot that receives direct sunlight for at least 6 hours each day. If you live in a cooler climate, consider bringing your succulent outside during the summer months.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Euphorbia milii hybrid from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
One way to propagate Euphorbia milii hybrid is by cutting
The leaves of Euphorbia milii hybrid contain an array of toxins that can lead to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea and even death if ingested. It is essential to keep this plant away from both humans and animals.
Pests and Diseases
Euphorbia milii hybrid can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs, scale insects, and Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.