The Crown of Thorns plant is also known as Christ’s Crown or the Christ’s Thorn. Botanical name, Euphorbia milii. The “Crown-of-thorns” is a trailing or climbing spiny shrub with showy flower clusters and red, petal like bracts. It is widely grown in domestic gardens in temperate and hot climates.
This plant contains caustic and irritant chemicals in the latex. Avoid contact to the skin and eyes. General symptoms of ingestion are: abdominal pains, blistering/irritation of the mouth/throat and vomiting.
The plant is a wild native of Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa.
(Featured in African Beauty and other groups.)