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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Sep 19, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Euphorbia hybrid with exploded fruit and seed

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 19, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Super banner, Baja!
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 19, 2016 7:13 PM CST
Wow, just wow!
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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Sep 19, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Lovely banner, Baja Hurray!
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pirl
Sep 19, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Exquisite! Great job, Baja!

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Fleur569
Sep 19, 2016 9:01 PM CST
That is a "Knockout" of a banner! 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 Love It!
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 20, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Great banner!
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Sep 20, 2016 10:21 AM CST
Thank you for the kind words. Here is the whole plant (June 28), and another picture taken today (3 months later) to show how it is moving along.

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Here are some siblings to show the variation among these seedlings (at least two different fathers that I can tell)... the fat one is growing sideways because a squirrel took a huge bite of it when it was young. (And spat it out afterwards because Euphorbias taste terrible... lesson learned! Smiling )

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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Sep 20, 2016 11:08 AM CST
Those make such beautiful plants!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 20, 2016 11:36 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Wow, just wow!



What Ann said!! Awesome I tip my hat to you.
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CDsSister
Sep 20, 2016 12:48 PM CST
This is one of the most captivating banners I have seen in a long time. My eye continues to go to it again and again and again. Thank you for posting it. Hurray! Hurray!

Also have never seen this plant will have to look around for it.



Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
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Baja_Costero
Sep 20, 2016 1:21 PM CST
If you do go looking, you will find similar Euphorbias under these names

E. polygona
E. anoplia
E. horrida

But the story behind the banner is a little more complicated than that. The ones in the pictures are hybrids, which you aren't likely to find in stores. Green Grin! These plants are dioecious (separate male and female individuals, like humans) so they can't self-pollinate... those three Euphorbias were growing side by side around the time I collected the original seed.

It's much more interesting to grow these plants from seed than from cuttings, because you know the offspring will be different from the mother plant, guaranteed. Thumbs up Here she is doing her girly thing after our first fall shower.

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