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Crown of Thorns

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by zilly, May 24, 2018.

  1. zilly

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    I've been given a Crown of Thorns plant that is covered with flowers but only a few leaves. Although the flowers look nice it looks quite bare with mainly thorny stems, any tips on how to encourage more leaves?
     
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    Hello Victoria, what a lovely plant.

    Mine must be a different type as it is basically just stems with lethal spines on:wallbanging: The flowers all seem to be on the tips then tiny little leaves form around the flowers then die back.

    When does it lose its leaves i.e. winter or summer?
     
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    @zilly. Mine lives outside my kitchen door (It is in the pot my avatar Van is sitting next to. I do not get frost here but can dip to 3-4c for a couple of days in January. I don't have any leaves on mine in the winter and looks like a spikey horror!. Did you read the Wiki link I posted?
     
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    Hello Victoria,
    Yes read the link, thank you so much. I'' persevere with it and hope that one day it will look like your lovely plant.
     

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