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Firestick Euphorbia

Firestick Euphorbia

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Euphorbia
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: greenish or yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Firestick Euphorbia, scientifically known as Euphorbia tirucalli, is a striking and popular succulent plant, also commonly known as "Pencil Cactus," "Pencil Tree," or "Milk Bush." Native to Africa, this plant is renowned for its vibrant color and unique, pencil-like branches.

Growing to about 4 to 8 feet in height, Firestick Euphorbia can spread 2 to 4 feet wide, forming a bushy, tree-like shape. The plant is characterized by its slender, cylindrical branches that are initially green but tend to turn fiery red, orange, or yellow under bright sunlight or stress conditions such as cold weather, hence the name "Firestick."

The flowers of Euphorbia tirucalli are small, green or yellow, and typically inconspicuous, with the main appeal of the plant being its colorful and unusual branching structure.

Firestick Euphorbia thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. It is extremely drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly. The plant is also known for its milky sap, which can be toxic and irritating to the skin and eyes, so caution should be exercised when handling or pruning.

In landscaping, Firestick Euphorbia is often used as an ornamental feature in rock gardens, cactus gardens, and as a container plant. Its striking appearance and vibrant colors make it a popular choice for adding visual interest to gardens, especially in arid or modern landscapes.

Overall, the Firestick Euphorbia is a low-maintenance, visually stunning plant, perfect for gardeners looking to add a touch of drama and vibrant color to their outdoor spaces. Its distinctive form and adaptability to a range of growing conditions make it a favored choice among succulent enthusiasts and landscape designers.

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