Euphorbia tirucalli

Common name

Pencil cactus, Firesticks


Growing conditions

Grow in well-draining gritty compost. South African euphorbia that turns fire red in colder months. Avoid sap. Don’t overwater as the roots can rot



Minimal watering required and even less in winter months. Shriveled leaves means it needs watering. Mushy or swollen means overwatered



Full sun. Can tolerate a bit of partial shade



Average temps between 18-21 degrees C but don’t let it drop below 10 degrees C

Euphorbia tirucalli

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