Tips for transplanting Euphorbia 'crown of thorns'

sputnikfarmOctober 6, 2006

Any tricks to help me transplant this without puncturing myself or damaging the plant? There doesn't seem to be a smooth spot to get a grip.

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wanda(Z9 CA)

Use a towel or rag or newspaper cut in strips. Holding an end in each hand making a "u" around the base of the plant. Cross the ends over (sorta like 1/2 of a figure 8) around the plant and twist them to make a stiff "pot handle".

I use this method when transplanting my thorny 'pets' and it works very well.

I found a link that sort of shows you the general idea.

Here is a link that might be useful: transplanting cactus

    Bookmark   October 6, 2006 at 5:13PM
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Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)

With Crown of Thorns I put on my leather gloves when working with them. Any damage that may occur to the thorns is minimal. When moving cactus I do as Wanda suggests, usually using an old T-shirt cut into strips.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 1:47PM
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slave2thefur(san diego - north coast)

BBQ tongs if you need to reach in very far ...diana

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 3:40PM
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