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Simplicity Is Beauty

Flowers like dahlias , waterlilies, roses, plassiflora  etc look very pretty because of the way their petals are arranged and the hues involved. Yet here is the simple crown of thorns or Euphorbia Mili which looks so delightful even with it two petals and a sticky black center.

The Euphorbia mili is a plant that you can plant and forget about. It can take neglect like none other. These plants can make amazing hedges as the thorns make it difficult for critters to cross the hedge. They bloom through the year and can make for lovely, colorful hedges.

They make amazing bonsai if you have the patience and courage to prune them. I was surprised to watch a youtuber shape a crown of thorns plant into an amazing bonsai.  I have never tried to do much with my plant  because of the thorns. However, having it in a container for years it has naturally turned it into a wild bonsai of sorts. It hasn’t grown more than a feet and a half in height. I usually trim the long branches to keep it in shape. Last year I cut it down to a feet and it has remained this way and kept its shape.

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