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Identify me #297639

Asked January 21, 2016, 2:32 PM EST

Can u identify the plant in the attached pic?

Lee County Florida

Expert Response

That's Euphorbia milii, commonly known as Crown of Thorns. They are well suited to southwest Florida's zone 10 climate. These evergreen plants are slow growers, love full to part sun, and do best in Zone 10...like most succulents they can be cold-sensitive. Water during dry spells or, better yet, run irrigation on a regular basis. Make sure this plant has plenty of drying-out time between waterings. If the temp is going to drop into the low 40s, you should consider covering it overnight with a large trash bag to protect it. More info: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/crown-of-thorns.html




Alice Slusher Replied January 21, 2016, 7:36 PM EST

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