3-in-1 PotSunday, June 28, 2009
I have had this pot of Euphorbia Milii for more than two years now. In the same pot, I have planted an inch plant to cover the base while the Torenia is an intruder which was probably brought by the wind and grew from seeds. So now the pot turn out having three plants in it!
Though the Euphorbia Milii flowers are blooming on every branch the leaves have dried up. I hope I would be able to revive the leaves as before... they were so green and beautiful. This plant is also known as Crown of Thorns as it is believed that this was the plant used to make Jesus' crown of thorns. Notice the branches with sharp thorns... very prickly isn't it?
Euphorbia Milii is a type of succulent plant and native from Madagascar. The flowers comes in many colours.
The inch plant that is at the base is looking very nice and healthy and somewhat stealing the show of the taller plant. But I hope that it is not taking away of the much needed nutrient from the Euphorbia Milii (hmm... that's probably why the leaves are curling).
This inch plant is also known as Turtle Vine and is native to Central and South America. The botanic name is Callisia Repens. I have seen gardeners plant them in hanging basket and it looked very nice as the vines overflow from the basket.
If you have one Torenia in your garden, it's very likely that its seeds would be blown all over the place and soon you will discover them everywhere. This plant is loving the condition at the base of the Euphorbia Milii very much and it's getting bigger and grew more and more blooms. Hence, I am just leaving it there for a while as currently it does make the pot look more cheery.
Torenia Fournieri is also known as Wishbone Flower and it is native to tropical Asia and Africa. The flowers come in either white, pink, blue, mauve, lilac or purple, with yellow markings.