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Pencil Euphorbia

Pencil 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


Pencil Euphorbia, scientifically known as Euphorbia tirucalli, is a unique and visually striking succulent plant native to Africa. It's also commonly known as the "Firestick Plant," "Pencil Tree," or "Milk Bush." This plant is highly valued for its unusual appearance, characterized by thin, pencil-like branches.

The Pencil Euphorbia typically grows to about 4 to 8 feet in height and can spread 2 to 4 feet wide. It forms a dense, shrub-like structure with smooth, cylindrical branches that are green in color but can turn red or orange in bright sunlight or cooler temperatures.

While the flowers of Euphorbia tirucalli are small and inconspicuous, typically green or yellow, they are not the main attraction of this plant. Instead, the appeal lies in its architectural form and vibrant branch coloration.

This plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It's drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and dry, arid landscapes. The Pencil Euphorbia is also known for its milky sap, which can be toxic and irritating to the skin and eyes, so caution should be taken when handling.

In landscaping, Pencil Euphorbia is often used as an ornamental plant in rock gardens, cactus gardens, and as a dramatic container plant. Its unique, stick-like branches provide a striking visual contrast in succulent plantings and modern landscapes.

Overall, the Pencil Euphorbia is a low-maintenance and visually appealing plant, perfect for adding architectural interest and a splash of color to any garden. Its distinctive form and adaptability to various growing conditions make it a popular choice among gardeners and plant enthusiasts.

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