Euphorbia milii is a flowering plant belongs to the family Euphorbiaciae, native to Madagascar. It is suspected that the species was introduced to the Middle East in ancient times, and legend associates it with the crown of thorns worn by Christ. It is also found in Kerala, India. There is a tale stating that there were Jews living in Kerala and they brought the Christ thorn plant from Israel to India. It is a succulent with densely spiny stems. The leaves are found mainly on new growth. The flowers are small, subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts, variably red, pink or white, up to 12 mm broad.