Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Etiolated Euphorbia

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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Dec 9, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Hi all, I bought this Euphorbia and it is very etiolated at the top. Should I just cut off the tops down to the original, thickened parts? Or leave it. Thanks!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Dec 10, 2017 11:48 AM CST

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Chop! Maybe wait until spring to do it though, because there's probably a bit more etiolation to come during the dark months ahead.
Name: Bob
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OrchidBob
Dec 10, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Turn it around to see if it will curve the other way and become a question mark.
Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Dec 11, 2017 3:17 PM CST
Snipped! I put it under my grow light so it can get more light (: I've never cut one before so it was cool to see the infamous white substance it leaks!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Dec 11, 2017 4:03 PM CST
Lindsey, that latex sap can be irritating, so handle with care. Always handle with gloves, if you can.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Dec 11, 2017 4:31 PM CST
I did while cutting! Made sure not to get it on me.

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