I have questions about euphorbia milii that I have had for about 4 years. It is three feet tall and blooms constantly, but has lost leaves over time on the bottom one-half to one third of each branch. The original plant had about seven or eight branches, the same branches it has now. They start all around the the bottom 6 inches of the plant. They are just a lot longer and some fatter now. What I am wondering is: If I were to cut it back would it branch out more? Or do these plants keep the same number of branches? I took a cutting once and the stalk I cut it from on the parent plant never did grow any more. The cutting has never branched out, but is just one long stalk. I am asking because the plant looks top heavy and is wobbly, and I am deciding what to do with it. Recently it is getting one new shoot at the bottom. Also, do you think the cutting would ever get more branches if I were just patient? It seems to lose the most leaves in the spring. Does this mean that it grows mostly in the winter? So then I should cut it back in the fall, if that is what I decide to do?