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Euphorbia tirucalli 'sticks on fire'

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Plant Type: Small succulent shrub
Aspect: Full sun
Size - height & spread : 100 x 100 cm
Soil type/requirements: Any free draining soil
Water requirements (established plants): Low. Seasonal rainfall only
Native Distribution: Madagascar, Arabia, India
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Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire' is a multi-branched succulent shrub growing to 1 metre tall and wide. The bare branches are pencil-thin and spectacularly fire-red to golden, with small inconspicuous leaves that soon drop off in the dry months. The colours tend to fade towards yellow in the summer and then redden again in the winter. Colour is always best when grown in full sun in very well drained soil. Water sparingly if in a pot.

If planted in the ground, only rainfall is needed. Once established, it is extremely drought tolerant but not reliably cold hardy much below -2º C, depending on the duration of exposure. However, it usually recovers well and can be easily protected on cold nights with some horticulture fleece.

It is tolerant of salt and dry winds and can be lightly pruned to maintain shape. Please note that the sap is highly irritating to the skin and eyes - wear protective clothing when pruning and take care when handling.

Available in large 3 and 4 litre pots - please enquire.

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