Euphorbia geroldii

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Euphorbia geroldii

Common Name: Thornless Crown of Thorns

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Origin: Madagascar

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 18"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

Who wouldn’t want a pot of this on their sunny patio. As a succulent, this plant is easy to take care of when it comes to watering but what’s most amazing is the fact that it is constantly covered with bright red flowers. It is a different species than the plant known traditionally as Crown of Thorns, (E. milii). I had considered listing it by its other common name, Gerold’s Euphorbia because Thornless Crown of Thorns does sound a bit odd, but oh well. Native to a small area in Madagascar, it is nearly extinct in the wild. As a Euphorbia, it does have milky sap that can irritate the skin of some people so take care while handling it. Grow it in a container so it can be brought inside for winter and keep in mind that it can handle more moisture than other succulents.