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Name: Ginya
New York (Zone 7b)
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ginya703
Jun 11, 2020 8:41 AM CST
Hi all,

I've had this ~3.5 ft. euphorbia for about two and a half months now and probably about a month ago, it started to have a massive growth spurt on all of its stems. However, I noticed a couple weeks ago that the top new portion suddenly developed what looks to be like tiny scarring and some of its edge pieces (the round pieces that surround each stem) are turning black and drying up/falling off. Is it sunburn? Underwatering? Overwatering? Root rot? Pests? Just to note, the scarred top portions still feel totally firm.

All of that said, this is only happening to the very top portion of my plant. The rest of the stems are still growing quite healthily (as seen in the other pic). It looks like some of them have some very, very minor scarring but it doesn't appear to be spreading in the same way.

Also, I have euphorbia in a very sunny westward facing window and have been watering once every three weeks. The soil that it came in seems pretty dense (and therefore retains water) so I've been waiting to water once it feels dry. FYI, the rocks you see on top are just a top dressing and not mixed into the soil.

Any insight is appreciated!

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oneeyeluke
Jun 13, 2020 12:27 AM CST
You have a lot of soil in the pot and that's holding a lot of water compared to having a smaller container. The cells are bursting because of excess water having nowhere to go. Give it 4 weeks without water and see if that helps.
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Name: Ginya
New York (Zone 7b)
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ginya703
Nov 25, 2020 9:44 AM CST
oneeyeluke said:You have a lot of soil in the pot and that's holding a lot of water compared to having a smaller container. The cells are bursting because of excess water having nowhere to go. Give it 4 weeks without water and see if that helps.


Just wanted to respond back and say thank you! Earlier in the summer, I cut way back on watering to about every 4 weeks and it definitely helped. Scarring has since stopped and new scarless growth has continued so your advice was spot on. Much appreciated!

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