Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns aka Euphoria Milii is my favourite plant that is forever blooming, exhibiting its brightly coloured red clustered flowers amidst its lovely rich-green leaves, usually atop its spiny and thorny stems. This succulent evergreen shrub which has multi-level stems is a sight to behold and is great for landscaping. I get to see its beauty everyday of the year in my home garden. I’ve noticed that the garden fence lizard loves to rest on its leaves and my spouse managed to capture it on camera.

We purchased this plant at a height of only 8” about 4 years ago and is now roughly 3’ tall. It’s an easy slow-growing plant that needs minimal maintenance, practically thriving in neglect. It loves the strong sun and can tolerate drought, needing very little water. However, I think it needs to be repotted into a larger container which I’m quite hesitant to do in case I damage its roots and lead to its demise. But I know that I have to do it before I regret because recently the whole plant which has outgrown its pot-size fell horizontal to its side after a heavy downpour with strong winds.

Incidentally, this Crown of Thorns also reminds me of Christmas because it portrays the colours of red and green and its name is also a gentle reminder of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, calling me to be His faithful and obedient child.

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1 comment:

  1. Jacqueline,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet and loving comments. They are so appreciated!

    Wishing you and your family and loved ones the joys and blessings of this holy season. Merry Christmas!


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