Plant ID forum: Two stem cuts

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 1, 2017 1:43 PM CST
This one I've put in water which may not be a good idea for a succulent.
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This one is cut into several stems but I think I should prune it as it doesn't have roots.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 1, 2017 1:54 PM CST
#1 might be a type of Euphorbia

#2 looks like a variety of Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa f. herbstii)
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 1, 2017 2:21 PM CST
Beefsteak Plant, I like that! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 1, 2017 2:31 PM CST
The Irisene will root easily in water. The succulent won't...it needs to callus for a few days and be rooted in soil.
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May 1, 2017 3:15 PM CST
The first one looks like Euphorbia myrsinites.. If so, it should have a milky sap that you do not want to get anywhere near your eyes. It's low growing and has chartreuse flowers. It's pretty, but self sows a little too much for my liking.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 1, 2017 4:42 PM CST
OK. I'm wondering if I should plant the Euphorbia as whole or cut it into a few pieces.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 1, 2017 5:00 PM CST
I think Sherry nailed it! It sure looks like Donkey Tail (Euphorbia myrsinites) If you cut it into pieces I think you should allow the cut ends to dry and callous over for a few days before potting up into a well draining medium.
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DaisyI
May 1, 2017 6:42 PM CST
I would plant it as a whole. Larger cuttings do better than smaller ones. I have it in my garden - its in full bloom right now.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 2, 2017 11:33 AM CST
OK. The beafsteak one is dying. Maybe doesn't get enough light.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 2, 2017 2:25 PM CST
They grow well in filtered sun/shade. Color is more intense in shade.

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