The Crown of Thorns plant was introduced to the United States from its native habitat in Madagascar as a beautiful and interesting houseplant. Although the plant does produce seeds from its flowers, the seeds are not easily germinated. Therefor, the most efficient way to propagate the plant is through cuttings. The cuttings are stored in a cool dry place until the ends callus and are ready to be planted. If one chooses to propagate the plant through seeds, the seeds must be planted immediately because they are only viable for a short time.
- Crown of thorns is native to Madagascar and was introduced to the United States as a novel houseplant.
- Propagating crown of thorns with cuttings is much easier than seed.
- Seed can take months to germinate and may not do so at all if conditions aren’t just perfect.
“Crown of thorns plant propagation is generally through cuttings, which is a fast method of establishing the plant.”