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2 arms of this giant euphorbia (ingens i believe) suddenly crumpled.
what's up? thanks,
what\'s wrong with my euphorbia?
Wondering what has happened to your plant. I might guess the arms that fell over may have just gotten heavy and their own weight caused them to fall over.
Let me know.
I agree. Especially if you can see no areas of rot. I have seen this happen to a few huge Euphorbia ammak var. variegata around here including mine.
This great article on columnar Euphorbia trees by Geoff Stein says "Euphorbia ingens- this is the big daddy of them all, growing well over 30' and forming huge, towering trees with immense, often collapsing branches that weigh hundreds of pounds each."
I had no idea before reading this article that there were so many species of columnar Euphorbia trees in the world. So cool!
PS I meant to add that I love your euphorbia! Lucky you!
Just in case you do not know - Beware of its milky sap though if a limb breaks off. It can cause skin rashes and if you rub your eyes it can do damage. Wear goggles if trimming.