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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2017 9:37 AM CST
Some type of euphorbia??


Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 10, 2017 9:53 AM CST
Yes, most likely Euphorbia ingens.
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Thank you!!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Yes, I think so too. Look at the size of the pot its in!!
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2017 11:58 AM CST
I'm assuming they should have it in something bigger?? Hahaha
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 12:46 PM CST
No, it looks happy. I don't report until the plant starts tipping over. Smiling
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 10, 2017 12:57 PM CST
Yeah with that plant the wind is usually more of a deciding factor (outdoors, here, where I have given up on big ones in pots). Euphorbia ingens is a proper tree in the ground, as tall as a 2-story house. Very popular in landscaping here locally because it grows incredibly fast in our mild climate despite the annual summer drought.

The down side is that even plants in the ground suffer in windstorms, dropping branches right and left. Which, in perspective, may also have something to do with the plant's popularity, since there are always cuttings available. Smiling Here's what I had to haul 5 years ago from our plants.

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2017 1:18 PM CST
Wow, thank you both for the insight! ((: such a beautiful cactus. I can't believe that they get to be that tall!!!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2017 1:28 PM CST
They are gorgeous trees!

@Baja, since you are familiar with Candelabra Tree (Euphorbia ingens) can you take a look at my database photos and tell me if they are at the correct entry? Someone identified them as E. ingens awhile ago and my eyesight is poor but some of my photos don't look like the same plant ... especially the one below with the wacky growth habit. Could it be something else?
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 10, 2017 1:36 PM CST
That is the so-called weeping form of the plant. Found at Lotusland, a few places elsewhere in California. A very nice picture, perfect illustration of that plant's unusual growth habit. Maybe update the caption if you feel the weeping description would be helpful.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Cool plant Lin. Its twisting too.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2017 4:18 PM CST
Baja_Costero said:That is the so-called weeping form of the plant. Maybe update the caption if you feel the weeping description would be helpful.


Will do, Thanks so much! Thumbs up

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2017 4:21 PM CST
DaisyI said:Cool plant Lin. Its twisting too.


I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen! I'm from the east coast and I've been in Florida for 50 years so I'm not familiar with many plants that grow out west. We have family friends in the San Diego area and I love visiting Balboa Park when we get to go west to visit. The first time I saw that wacky, twisty, curvy plant I was so astounded at the growth habit ... it is very cool!
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