Pencil Cactus Firestick


Pencil Cactus Firestick, aka Euphorbia Tirucalli, has slender stems, resembling small pencils or sticks, grow from the base, and during the cooler months they glow superbly in vivid shades of pink, orange, and yellow when grown in bright sun. It needs very little care and can even be neglected if it is planted and situated correctly.

Pencil Cactus has milky white latex sap that is released when the plant is injured. This sap can severely irritate the skin and eyes to some. Please be very careful to not break any branches when moving this plant. Gloves and goggles are recommended when caring for them. Also, keep them out of reach from Children and Pets. See a doctor immediately when getting into the eyes.

They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun for the majority of the day. But can grow in indirect light as well. Watching for signs of winkled stems to water them.
They will tolerate lower light conditions, but thrives in bright light. A good bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window. If you can, put them outside when the temperature allows.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. It may vary depends on your environment and light condition, but for them, it's always safer to underwater.
Their humidity requirement is low. So do not mist them or put them in an aquarium.
They will like a warm bright spot in your home. And don't water them too much.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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