Badly treated Euphorbia Lactea
While I was away for 3 weeks I left my plants to the apparently not-so-tender care of my neighbour with strict instructions about watering...or not as the case may be.
When I checked on them today I was horrified to see that my beautiful Euphorbia lactea was literally sitting in a pool of water and the soil was sodden. I´ve just finished repotting it using very dry gritty soil after removing wet soil which was clinging to the roots in the hope that it´ll have come to no harm (apart from the insect damage it seems to have suffered during its summer vacation on the patio.)
When I removed it from its pot I noticed that the part of the stem which had been covered is slightly discoloured which I hope is not a sign that it has begun to rot.
My question is should I leave it dry to recover from its bath and, if so, when should I start to water it again?