Plant of the Month - January 2021
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ - Sticks on Fire, Firesticks, Red Pencil Tree
Euphorbia 'Sticks on Fire' warms up the winter landscape with a show-stopping display of yellow, orange and red that intensifies in cooler temperatures. The succulent variety is native to Southern Africa but grows in warm regions around the globe. Plants have interesting pencil-thin branching patterns that resemble sea coral. They can grow to a height of 8-10 feet and make colorful additions to desert, succulent and rock gardens. Plant them in full sun with well-drained soil and little water. They are easy to propagate and are low-maintenance and drought tolerant. Use caution and be sure to wear gloves when handling Sticks of Fire, as the milky sap can be a skin irritant.