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Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Sep 14, 2016 2:55 AM CST
I can't seem to find this plant. I've had it for about 6 months! I thought it looked like a euphorbia It was inside a tall glass jar and the tips where all cut off, it had already calloused so I didn't notice if there was any latex! Fast grower, about 4 new shoots! All new growths are etiolated tho.

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Edit: its about 8-10" tall if that helps
And another picture that shows its colour a little better.



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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2016 1:40 PM CST
I'm not sure what it is either. It would be good to know a little more history. In a tall glass jar from a nursery? Florist? Friend with odd plants?

To rule out Euphorbia, nick one of the stems and see if it does bleed latex. It doesn't need to be a large nick, just a prick will do it.

Etiolation is caused by lack of sufficient light.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Check this out:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/166565/#b

I don't know if its that exact one but I think Kleinia is right.
Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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syzone8aUK
Sep 15, 2016 2:44 AM CST
That does look like it daisy! On the right track now thankyou!
It was bought from B&Q, the glass jar was tall but very narrow, i now assume it was just to keep the shoots upright? At the time I thought it was in the jar because the tips where cut and it was maybe a euphorbia?
Yes its etiolated because I have it high out of reach from my daughter! She likes putting the pots together to build forests and that! and it could have been a euphorbia! I didn't want to leave it to chance
Same goes for knicking it!
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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Sempervivums Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Native Plants and Wildflowers
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syzone8aUK
Sep 15, 2016 5:08 AM CST
It looks like the one in the database

Pickle Plant (Kleinia stapeliiformis)

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 15, 2016 5:59 AM CST
It does look like Pickle Plant; this is one I used to have
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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Sempervivums Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Native Plants and Wildflowers
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syzone8aUK
Sep 15, 2016 8:56 AM CST
Nice plant lin! Now I know its not a euphorbia I can find a better location for it!
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