Euphorbia tirucalli 'Fire Sticks'/Fire Sticks

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Fire Sticks' / Euphorbia tirucalli 'Fire Sticks'
In landscape development in Florida
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In landscape development in Florida

The plants colors from the top downward

Looks exactly like the pencil tree, except the tip in the upper part of the plant are red

As the weather cools, the pencil begin to turn red

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia tirucalli 'Fire Sticks'
Common Name: Fire Sticks
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The stems of this special cultivar of the pencil cactus turn red in winter. If it does not turn red then you have the green cultivar. Cultivar 'Rosea' is noted for its red colored stems in winter. Provide full sunlight and a fast-drained soil that has been fortified with sand. This plant makes a great container plant but must be protected from freezing temperatures.