(Euphorbia milii 'Creme Supreme')

This Crown of Thorns was purchased along with Jordan's recently purchased:
  1. Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' ("Rubber Tree Plant")
  2. Aglaonema 'Emerald Beauty"
  3. Alocasia amazonica 'Polly' ("Elephant Ear Plant")

At the Lowe's in Owatonna, MN. Jordan was ecstatic to visit a new Lowe's location and check out a new plant section with new and different plants! Our goal is to hit up every Lowe's in Minnesota.

As Jordan was cleaning up a few of the dead leaves from this plant he noticed some white ooze coming out of a few places on the plant. After researching the plant he found out that that substance is an irritant and could have really bothered his skin.

Did you know?

Euphorbia - Euphorbus was the Greek physician of King Juba II (about 50 BC to 19 AD) of Numidia (present day Algeria). King Juba II was the first person to find a succulent-type Euphorbia, and he named it after his physician.

Milii - named for Baron Milius, once governor of the island of Bourbon, who introduced the species into cultivation in France in 1821. (From: http://www.wanapluk.com/crown-of-thorns-plant/)

Photo Credits: Annah


  1. Tracy // January 30, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

    Cool little piece of information about the history of the plant. I love your new COT, very very pretty.