Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

Alicia_AcconcioDecember 11, 2012

I would appreciate any opinions if this plant that I saw on Zenfolio photo site http://patrickmcnally.zenfolio.com/hawaii-maui-13 would grow well on Molokai. I have seen this on Maui, both near the ocean and near Haleakala. But Maui may have more rainfall than Molokai. If you think it might thrive on Molokai, any special care tips?

Thank You, Alicia Acconcio, Molokai

This post was edited by Alicia_Acconcio on Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 17:40

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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

one of my books says it has "good drought, salt, and wind tolerance"

It's a euphorbia, I've always found those hard to kill.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 9:35PM
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maui_jen(11)

That euphorbia does very well in hot and dry conditions.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:08PM
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Alicia_Acconcio

Thank you. I appreciate your help. Alicia Acconcio, Hawaii

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 3:06PM
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Violet_Lotus

I live on Kauai and a lot of people (locals, especially) have this plant in their yards, often in pots.
I think it's very draught tolerant and will grow an any side of the island.
I'm sure you will have luck with it on Molokai.
It grows from cuttings, btw, so ask a neighbor who has some about it.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 3:16PM
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