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Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

Posted by Alicia_Acconcio none (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 11, 12 at 19:41

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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RE: Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

  • Posted by steiconi 12b-Big Island, Hawa (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 15, 13 at 21:35

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.


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RE: Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

That euphorbia does very well in hot and dry conditions.


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RE: Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

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


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RE: Will Crown of Thorns plants grow on Molokai?

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.


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