The crown of thorns cactus is an evergreen woody perennial shrub with clusters of small, fabulous flowers and lush, thick, grey-green leaves. The plant derives its name from the large, sharp succulent, woody stems it produces that can reach a height of 3 feet and has spines about 1 inch long that cover the stems. These thick stems store water in their thick, fleshy tubers making the plant exceptionally drought-resistant. They’re a good choice for outdoor beds, mixed with other succulent varieties or as an indoor plant near a sunny window. The plant blooms from spring to late summer, producing tiny, flowers grasped in two bright red, fused bracts.
|Size — 140 MM|
|Growth Height — 1|
|Flower Colour — Pink|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
If your succulent looks like it’s stretching out of its pot it’s a sign it’s not getting enough light. Once this happens it’s hard to get your succulent back to a compact shape. You can try propagating the plant by taking a cutting one to two inches from the plant’s base then placing the cutting in a shady spot and giving it just a little water (make sure it’s not bone dry) to allow it reshoot new growth.
Once established water sparingly.