Euphorbia tirucalli

Euphorbia tirucalli (Firesticks) is native to Madagascar, and belongs to the "spurge family" Euphorbiaciae. It grows to approximately 2m in height, with green to pink upright succulent stems and rudimentary leaves. It is popular in water-wise gardens, rockeries, desert gardens and as an ornamental potted plant.

Common Name: Firesticks, Sticks on Fire

Height: Grows to about 2m tall.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces tiny yellow flowers in the springtime.

Propagation: Removing and replanting offsets.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.