Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
Firesticks, Red Pencil Tree
This shrubby succulent has bright red, pink, orange or yellow stems. It adds thriller to succulent arrangements. It grows well in container gardens, but due to its toxicity, should not be planted where there is a lot of foot traffic.
Not suited for indoor growing
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 8′ (2.5 m) tall
Plant grows up to 5′ (1.5 m) wide
Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by cuttings
Toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Summer
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ is a great addition to your outdoor succulent garden, however great care should be taken when dealing with this succulent. Read more about poisonous succulents here.
This succulent is deer and rabbit resistant.
‘Sticks on Fire’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Where to Plant
Euphorbia tirucalli is perfect for container gardens. It grows quickly, so it may need to be repotted more often than other succulents. It will display the most color during winter months.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 4 – 6 hours of bright sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ is best propagated from stem cuttings. Please keep in mind ‘Sticks on Fire’ is toxic. Take precautions when handling this succulent.
‘Sticks on Fire’ can be propagated from cuttings. Please keep in mind ‘Sticks on Fire’ is toxic. Take precautions when handling this succulent.
Allow the end of the stem to callous over for several days before placing in well-draining soil.
Pairs Well With
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