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Tips for transplanting Euphorbia 'crown of thorns'

Posted by holedigger z10 Long beach (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 6, 06 at 16:33

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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RE: Tips for transplanting Euphorbia 'crown of thorns'

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

RE: Tips for transplanting Euphorbia 'crown of thorns'

  • Posted by mikey SoCA-Z10-22/23 (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 7, 06 at 13:47

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.

RE: Tips for transplanting Euphorbia 'crown of thorns'

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

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