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Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire * Red Pencil Tree * Firesticks

Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is spectacular as a specimen plant. The color alone makes the Red Pencil Tree stand out. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is a dwarf form of the Pencil Tree that is restricted in its growth by having a reduced amount of chlorophyll. The Pencil Tree is an extraordinarly drough tolerant tree, if you want a tree with character. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire grows to 8 feet, 10 feet with exceptional conditions, Euphorbia tirucalli, the species grows to 20 feet. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire has yellow to orange leaves, the color is more striking in full sun and more orange than yellow in the cooler weather of Winter. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire will grow in a shady space but will be significantly greener than for sunny plantings. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is quite drought tolerant and will be reasonably sustained by our coastal California climate. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire blooms in Spring but has tiny flowers that are not really the reason that you grow this plant. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is sometimes sold as Euphoria Firesticks or Euphorbia tirucalli rosea. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is not particular about soils but will not abide by a damp planting. Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is sensitive to cold, 30° F is the lower limit and a dramatic one at that. The sap of Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire is poisonous and will cause welts or worse for sensitive folks, wear protictive clothing when working with this plant and go to the Doc if you inadvertantly spread the juices to your eyes.

Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire, Red Pencil Tree, Firesticks

Tiny flowers contrasting with orange-red foliage of Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire - Red Pencil Tree, Sometimes called Euphorbia Firesticks. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.