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I have a euphorbia which has gone crazy. It's put out young plants (stolons?) everywhere and the 'parent' plane has flopped over. It's a mess! Can I cut it right back now and pull out the babies I don't want? Thanks
I am not an expert but I thought a good rule with euphorbias was to prune after flowering unless you are happy to lose all this years flowers and run the risk of frost damage.
My understanding is that they are quite tough but they still would not like frost in open wounds. Only you can decide how much you like your plant. Could you repot the young plants and keep them in a greenhouse?
Remember euphorbia sap is toxic, you will need gloves and eye protectors and you have to clean your secetaurs, apologies if this is old news.
I inhertied some type of euphorbia when I moved here, it spreads like mad and for me I am completley underwhelmed by the "flowers" that they have. It's called bug eyes here. I pull up as many of the younger plants every year. I leave some as although I don't like the plant, their leaves do fill a space in the woodland area that I have.
Might just do some early prunning in the hope that I kill some of them off.
Thanks for the advice. I'll wait until it warms up and then do some pruning.