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want to save this plant but need a little help

Posted by roksee 10b SF Bay Area (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 13:45

hi there.... can anyone help me save this plant... I know it is not dead.... but we had several days of very hot weather and although I watered it..... the tops burned.
Any suggestions as to how to help it recover?
thanks very much
roksee


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 16:06

That is a shrub Euphorbia, perhaps Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii. What happens is the stems bloom, then then die and new stems emerge. Cut off the dead ones and leave the green ones.

CAUTION: Euphorbia sap can cause dermatitis, and it is poison. Also keep the sap away from your eyes and mouth. So wear gloves to do the cutting, glasses or goggles to protect your eyes, and carefully put the stems in the trash.

Really a pretty easy plant. Just watch out for the sap.

This post was edited by hoovb on Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 16:08


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  • Posted by roksee 10b SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 0:18

thank you very much for your very useful advise... I will follow...
Roksee


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RE: want to save this plant but need a little help

BTW it's not a shrub since it dies down to the ground in winter and doesn't form a permanent woody framework. It's a herbaceous perennial. So cutting it down will not hold it back in the long run.


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