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Leggy Euphorbia Polychroma??

HanamiHanami Posts: 11
Hi,

I've received 3 (what I'd hoped to be) Euphorbia Polychroma plants and I am quite puzzled by their appearance.. The leaves look similar but the height and bare stems are not at all what I was expecting. Could it be that they've left tightly packed in a tray and have just become leggy and 'drawn'? What shall I do if so please? 

Many thanks in advance.

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    It's a difficult time to transport plants that flower in early summer. My guess is, it's been kept in a warm indoor place for a while which explains the leggy appearance. Personally, I would just cut down and leave it, they may put on some leaves, but it looks like the flowering is over.

    You can keep them like that for a few weeks in a sheltered place, since it may have grown so soft and tall due to warm and sheltered growing conditions, but I think it will just wilt anyway.
  • HanamiHanami Posts: 11
    Personally, I would just cut down and leave it, they may put on some leaves, but it looks like the flowering is over.

    Thanks Borderline. Will it regrow from the base if I just cut it right down to ground/pot level? There are no leaves low down the stems you see. Looks like they've been in the 9cm pots for quite a while as the roots were pretty congested in there. Hopefully that will help with the regrowth? If they've got something of an established root system. Just hoping to develop a nice strong plant ready for next Spring.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    I haven't grown this one, so not familiar if it will or not. In my opinion, that shape will not sustain throughout summer. It makes sense to just cut it right down, or at least half. Hopefully, you might get some regrowth from the base and maybe from the stems. Certainly sounds like the roots are waiting to expand.
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