I repotted the nutrient-deprived Euphorbia tirucalli into a larger container today. I used cactus mix as the new soil. I was so afraid I would break a branch and leak the toxic sap that I couldn't get all the old soil off the roots! I threw away the large towel I used and quickly took a shower. A few years ago my B-I-L had to go to the Doctor after he got the sap on his hands then rubbed his eyes. He couldn't see for a couple of days, and had to be on antibiotics for 10 days. He was in terrible pain so the doctor also gave him painkillers! I certainly did not want to go through that! Hopefully the plant will adjust to the better environment and not go into shock. I've heard that this Euphorbia is hard to kill regardless.
First zinnia bloomed!
We were hoping for rain but the clouds are drifting away. This hasn't been much of a winter. No frost, no freeze, (which is good) but it worries me that summer will be even hotter this year. Could global warming be happening only in this part of the country?
I found this turtle planter at Sam's Club today. Does it need to be planted with a cactus or succulent, maybe flowers or ornamental grass? It is 8" deep and 12" long. Tell me what you think!