Sun: full sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests
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Basc Care for Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring and fall. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Firesticks, Red Pencil Tree"
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ requires full sun in order to thrive. When choosing a spot for your succulent, make sure it gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. If the leaves start to look pale or weak, this could be an indication that the succulent isn't getting enough light.
In order to ensure that Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ survives the winter, insulation and drainage are essential. A layer of mulch or gravel around the plant can help keep the roots warm during cold temperatures. Furthermore, avoiding exposure to wind and sun can reduce the risk of frost damage and promote longevity for your succulent.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ is by cutting
The leaves of Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ contain an array of toxins that can lead to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea and even death if ingested. It is essential to keep this plant away from both humans and animals.
Pests and Diseases
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.
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