Euphorbia mellifera

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Euphorbia mellifera

Post by stephenprudence » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:19 pm

Can you take cuttings from this plant or does it generally not take?
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Re: Euphorbia mellifera

Post by JoelR » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:25 pm

Just googled and was expecting a succulent Euphorbia in which I'd say probably fine. Nice looking Euphorbia though. I think you would need some root but haven't tried. I find Euphorbia "Dixter" quite invasive.


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Re: Euphorbia mellifera

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:34 pm

I found this on t'internet:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/in ... 152AAgbmTs

Makes sense.
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Re: Euphorbia mellifera

Post by shusui » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:48 pm

Cuttings of Euphorbia mellifera are quite easy.
I've made them in summer, cut pieces of 10cm , let only a few leaves on the cutting, and let them drip and dry a half day (than they stop bleeding).

Than just put in the soil and keep moist.
The first winter you have to keep them frost free.
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Re: Euphorbia mellifera

Post by stephenprudence » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:44 pm

I think I'd rather let it die :lol:

I'm sure it'll grow back after it gets frosted, although Ive heard mixed testimonies. I won't please anyone by allowing a Eurphorbia to bleed :shock:
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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