Pretty Euphorbia myrsinites picture

Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites

Even though I decided I would be getting rid of this plant it’s been looking better by the day since the weather warmed up. I’m now undecided again.

I have been doing some reading though and this is apparently a pretty bad one for the intensely irritating and potentially dangerous latex. I should get rid of this plant for the nephew I guess. He’s getting old enough and curious enough about things it could be a problem. I’ve been pruning mine with care but without gloves for the past 5 years and apparently I’ve been lucky and never come into direct contact with the latex.

Maybe I’ll solve all my problems by getting rid of the Euphorbia and replacing it with a Sedum morganianum instead of the cactus or orchid… plus I’ll be freeing up about a 3′ diameter patch of my garden in full sun…

Ok, decided again, this has to go, but after it finishes flowering.


About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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4 Responses to Pretty Euphorbia myrsinites picture

  1. Aerelonian says:

    It's a really good looking plant! I'm not surprised you're having trouble getting rid of it. Just make sure it goes to a good home so you don't feel bad…

  2. Nooooooooooooo! It's such a good looking plant! (most of the time). Maybe the nephew inherited your resistance gene?

  3. Andrew says:

    Really considering trying to keep it in a container so it could be moved when needed, and so it'll take up less space by trailing vs sprawling. We'll see how that works.

  4. faroutflora says:

    ahh, that is a tough one…but I cannot resist the Euphobia flowers.

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