Euphorbia Loricata from Seed

Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
Seed taken from a full grown specimen on the rack at home depot.

Sprouted back in February. Been happy on the desk listening to a whole lot of death metal.

2019.02.27.jpg

Currently growing in 8822 fines. Will repot this winter sometime. Letting it grow out for now. Watering schedule is once a week.

20190602_220301.jpg
 
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
Found time today to repot. It was in that very dry sifted 8822 and I was getting concerned that it was hampering root health so I repotted. The roots werent too bad but only had four radial roots with a small amount of fine tips. I stupidly did not take pictures.

New soil mix:
3-4 parts 8822
1 part seed starting soil.

I watered after repotting lightly. Will restrain watering for next week or two. I will mist leafs occasionally.
 
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
Anyone think I should plant it lower? Like to the base of the main growth?
 
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
So decided to plant it lower. Its been growing well and I wanted it to be more stable.

20191216_195032.jpg
Before

20191216_195139.jpg
I loosened the soil at the edges up and it lifted really easily without any effort. It had grown quite a few nice horizontal roots.

20191216_195237.jpg
A better image of root development.

20191216_195557.jpg
Newly repotted. Gave it just a tiny amount of water to settle the new 8822 I used to top off the pot. Should be good for a while now!
 

sorce

Nonsense Rascal
Messages
28,274
Reaction score
38,387
Location
Berwyn, Il
USDA Zone
6.2
Sweet.

I wonder how many people are causing root rot by putting organic matter in the planting hole.Capture+_2019-12-19-09-21-47.png

Stupid.

This is a dope plant.
Been looking for seed projects lately.🤔

Sorce
 
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
Yeah, I added a tiny bit of seed starting peat mix to my succulent soil and it holds water a little bit, but not much, and it helps bind the otherwise loose granules. But adding too much is dumb. I wont repot this thing for at least 2-3yrs now probably.
 
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
1,753
Location
Central NJ
USDA Zone
7a
Proof of misting succulents instead of watering them... mist it daily... when it rains it rains.

20200630_202522.jpg
 

Similar threads

Top Bottom