Top Questions About Euphorbia Plants

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Questions About Euphorbia Plants

Asked by
sahara09 on
August 17, 2014

Q. can anybody tell me what this plant is?

please can anybody identify this plant somebody said it was a weed

Answered by
butterflygardener on
August 28, 2014
A.

This is Euphorbia lathyrus Gopher Purge or Mole Plant. You can go to a web site I found for more information: http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/euplathyrus.htm

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 17, 2014
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Looks kind of like an oleander to me. Any other guesses? You could probably get an ID from you friendly neighborhood master gardener -- this link will help put you in touch: http://mastergardeners.org.uk/get-involved/find-your-nearest-master-gardener/

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Asked by
niphipps on
March 9, 2015

Q. How to grow dragon bones

I just got a dragon bone euphorbia. How do I care for it?

Answered by
shelley on
March 9, 2015
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Asked by
ginagold on
April 12, 2015

Q. Euphorbia with black spots

Our euphorbia “lady slipper” plant has developed black spots on the tips of the stalks. We bought this about a year ago and it has shown no signs of change in the entire time. We had it in a clay pot and just moved it to a plastic pot because it didn’t seem to dry out much in the clay. Now the stalks have black spots in the tips. What does that mean?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 13, 2015
Certified Expert
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I assume you are saying you have not had any flowers form on your Euphorbia.
Though the stems look green and viable, I believe your issues are growing environment.
I have listed a few links for you to get your plant growing--hopefully!
The Black Spots are most likely a fungus and would need treatment, Neem Oil would be a good choice.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/lady-slipper-wildflower.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/black-spot-fungus.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Sandra brand on
June 25, 2015

Q. Euphorbia

I have got a euphorbia plant growing in my garden. Could you please give me some info on it, like the type of flower it produces and how big does it grow?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 26, 2015
Certified Expert
Asked by
CountFlatula on
July 25, 2015

Q. Propagating a Euphorbia cultivar from healthy stem

Propagating a Euphorbia trigona cultivar from healthy stem….sideways! I would like to take a long healthy stem from a Euphorbia trigona (?), which has been “topped” several years ago. That stem is healthy but non-productive and puts out neither leaves nor blooms. The plant is a Madagascar cultivar and produces showy red blooms and inflorescence from all other stems.

THE QUESTION: Can I take the 14″ stem and cut it into four or five pieces and plant each horizontally in agar agar in a propagating tray which is covered? Since a cut-off end usually just stops growing, I want to make a bunch of these prolific bloomers on the cheap. Or is there another method?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2015
Certified Expert
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I have not been able to find any propagating information for the method you have proposed.
Here is the prescribed method.
Take 3 inch cuttings in spring or summer.
Dip the cut ends in warm water for a few minutes to stop the flow of sap.
Allow the cuttings to dry for 24 hours. Then dip ends in rooting hormone and put in barely moist potting mix.
You should have roots in 6 weeks.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/euphorbia/growing-euphorbia-plants.htm

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Asked by
patson on
October 14, 2015

Q. What kind of weed?

Why kind of weed is this and how can you permanently get rid of it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 15, 2015
Certified Expert
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This is a weed that is in the Spurge family.
Called Three Seed Mercury or Acalypha virginica.

Here is a link with natural ways to kill invasive weeds.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/using-organic-herbicides.htm

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Asked by
MaliaJJ on
December 7, 2015

Q. Madagascar Jewel aka “Euphorbia leuconeura”

If this unique plant promotes tumor, why are they in people’s homes? I was just given a mother plant from a friend that didn’t know the name of it or about it. She owns two of them. It’s beauty is so deceiving. Can you tell me how much of it causes tumor? Breathing, touching, etc…?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 9, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The sap that is released if the plant is damaged is a skin irritant.
No part of the plant should be ingested.

Here is a link with more information.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10365450

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