Propagation forum: Euphorbia Ascott's Rainbow

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jul 21, 2014 9:03 AM CST
I was able to get two of these at 50% off. One is pretty beat up. There is a stem that is bent badly, but not broken. I will need to cut it off. I was hoping to somehow root it and plant it with the original plant to make it look as even as possible. If I remember correctly, this type of Euphorbia has milky stems. I'm thinking it probably won't just root in water like say a coleus.

Does anyone have experience rooting this type of Euphorbia?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jul 24, 2014 4:30 AM CST
I haven't rooted these, but I found some info to help you:

"Whatever you decide, propagate every year from the new growth at the base of these evergreen euphorbias. Carefully cut some of the new growth (avoiding contact with the harmful sap) and trim back to 4in in length - removing the bottom 2in of leaves. Fill a 3in pot with a mixture of 50 per cent sand and 50 per cent compost and immerse one cutting in each pot. Leave in a cold frame or a shady place until the following spring, then plant the well-rooted cutting outside. If the cutting hasn't rooted, leave it until autumn."

I also read to dip the end of the cutting in charcoal.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jul 24, 2014 7:39 AM CST
@clintbrown, Clint, thank you! That is helpful

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