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Should I fertilize a cactus showing etiolation?

We say a plant is 'etiolated' when its growth becomes long and lanky, usually thin and weak looking, often yellowish or pale in colour, and with elongated gaps between leaves on stems, although this ...
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Should I fertilize a cactus showing etiolation?

The fertilizer you have bought has a NPK ratio of 4-4-6 and this means it has more potassium than nitrogen and phosphorus. Higher levels of potassium than the other two are used to induce flowering, ...
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Can I kick rats out of the garden with a Euphorbia?

The only one I know of said to do this is Euphorbia lathyris, or caper spurge (not that the 'capers' it produces are edible, they're toxic if consumed). Whether you want to put up with an invasive ...
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Euphorbia stems keep rotting in succession

It looks to me as if, originally, it was planted just a bit too deep, and when you 'sloppily' repotted it, and subsequently, you planted it at the same or even a fractionally deeper level. In both '...
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Does an injured succulent require amputation?

I am not sure what I should be seeing. Is it the branch closest at a 45 degree angle? That blackish scab on the end? Welp let me tell you you haven't a single thing to worry about. Totally normal. ...
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rescue for a rotting euphorbia

The cuttings look fine to me, no black rot or soft spots are good indicators. If you want to root the cuttings I would consider removing some of the smaller branches. Just cut them cleanly with a ...
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What is this Euphorbia succulent?

I'm not at all sure what this is, but I'm betting it's a plant from the weird and wonderful world of succulent Euphorbias. The thorny stem suggests Euphorbia milii which produces red or pink or white ...
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Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns)

It would be good to know how long its been in that pot; hopefully not too long because the pot you've used is way too big for the plant, which is never a good idea. The pot should only be large enough ...
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