Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Painful Crown for a King

My wife has a collection of Euphorbia, specifically, the Crown of Thorns plant.  As you can see, it really lives up to it's name.

Legend has it that this is the plant that the crown of thorns placed on Jesus' head at his crucifixion was made of.

We do have to be very careful when handling it. When pulling this palm tree seedling out of the pot, I got a little poke.

I put on some gloves, though, and got the rest.

These sentries guard our front door.

They have bright, red, spectacular flowers.

In the back, this salmon color variety lives.

The colors we have are mostly in the red range of colors but I do believe she has a yellow one somewhere.

They're very drought tolerant plants and many people confuse them with cacti but these are just very prickly, normal plants.

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