What is this growing? #277061 - Ask Extension


What is this growing? #277061

Asked September 10, 2015, 10:11 AM EDT

I used to have a Croton in the spot, when I had moved 2 years ago , I had lived in Ohio and the plant died. When it finally died I saw something starting to grow. It has been about a year now and this is all I'm getting. So I'm not sure exactly what is in the pot.

Caroline County Maryland

Expert Response

This looks like a young pencil tree or milkbush (Euphorbia tirucalli). Here is some helpful growing info: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53909/#b

Where would it have come from? I never had 1 and this pot has always been indoors. Also, mine is not thick and does not stand straight up. Is there anything else it could be? The pot had 1 stem croton in before this started to grow.
The Question Asker Replied September 10, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
Also the brown stem is left over from the croton. It's not apart of what is growing
The Question Asker Replied September 10, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT
No other ideas for plant possibilities. 

There could have been a seed in the soil.


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