i tried pruning away the leaves from my pointsettia left over from
the plant consisted of 5 stalks with large leaves (green/red) at top
and some small buds lower down. i made the cuts around an inch higher
than each bud.
the buds developed into leaves 5mm across while the incision points
started drying up.
now a month later the "drying" has progressed an inch downward along
the stalk, and shrivalled the new leaves too.
only 1 stalk still has leaves. these have grown a bit.
what went wrong?should i have made the incision higher up? did i
amputate too many of the original leaves and maybe the plant went into