Euphorbia tirucalli growing shrub to small tree succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia tirucali, Pencil tree plant or Pencil cactus, Euphorbia tirucalli perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant attract pollinators plant or as bonsai, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert or dry tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Euphorbia tirucalli stems
Stems color can be: green, red, orange or yellow, the stems fleshy.
Leaves color can be: green, red, yellow, orange, leaves small and grow in the top of the plant.
Flower color pink, yellow or orange, flowers small 1-2 mm with five petals.
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Requirements for Euphorbia tirucalli growing and care:
Frost free, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but for colored cultivars better to start from cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Springm, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Just for desgin
Size of the plant?
1.5-7 m, 5-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Small flowers with five petals in color pink, yellow or orange