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Euphorbia Help!

sjc.5sjc.5 Posts: 4
Hi guys! 

I repotted my two euphorbias as they were outgrowing the pots they were in and I’ve noticed them going black on the face in certain parts, the leaves on the tips are wilting and going pale yellow. 

I potted them in cactus soil mix and didn’t water straight away so they could adjust to the new soil 

I’ve since watered, like 500mls in each pot (they are large pots) 

help please 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,235
    Why are they in a cactus soil?
    They sound like they need watering, and a better soil medium. They don't need anything fancy - any old soil/compost. It sounds like they can't hold onto any moisture, but hard to tell without more info.
    Are they going to be planted out? What varieties are they?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212
    You may have to be more specific about what type of euphorbias they are. I'm thinking big garden plant but I suspect you are talking about something else. A picture can help,too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,235
    Not watering on planting is always a mistake too, regardless of the plant.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212
    I think they may be one of those cactus/succulent types, FG. Euphorbias come in all shapes and sizes!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602
    Posy said:
    I think they may be one of those cactus/succulent types, FG. Euphorbias come in all shapes and sizes!
    Not helpful if we don't get all the salient information.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,235
    I expect it's exactly that @Posy - but without the info..... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • sjc.5sjc.5 Posts: 4
    Not much of a gardener, they were described as euphorbia when purchased but that’s about it, sorry! 

    Photos below if that helps? 
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212
    Not a garden plant, then! I'm so sorry, I can't help at all on that one.
  • sjc.5sjc.5 Posts: 4
    Posy said:
    Not a garden plant, then! I'm so sorry, I can't help at all on that one.

    Thank you anyway! 😃
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Here's the advice by the RHS in case you haven't seen it.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/7062/i-Euphorbia-ingens-i/Details

    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
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