Crown Of Thorns
Q.

I inherited a crown of thorns. Does it come in in the winter?

Zone Baltimore,Maryland 21207 | stashharding added on October 19, 2018 | Answered

My mother recently passed away and left me with a large crown of thorns that had belonged to my great grandmother. I was told that it had never bloomed. I was also told that before the first frost to bring it in and put it in a dark place. When I first got it I wasn't thinking and put it on my deck in direct sunlight and it bloomed. Now I'm second guessing my instructions for the winter. What is the proper way to handle a crown of thorns over the cold season?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
MichiganDot
Answered on October 19, 2018

Crown of thorns can be grown as a houseplant. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/crown-of-thorns/crown-of-thorns-houseplant.htm. Here are instructions on pruning it if it is too large. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/crown-of-thorns/cutting-back-crown-of-thorns.htm
It is from Madagascar so it tolerates heat and drought well but it is not frost tolerant. If it stays above 32 F where you live, it can be left outdoors. When moving it indoors, give it as much sun as you can or use a plant light to encourage blooms.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Crown Of Thorns
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More