Pencil Tree
Euphorbia tirucalli
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate savanne

Photo

Names

Other common names Firestick Plant, Indian Tree Spurge, Naked Lady, Sticks on Fire, Milk Bush, Finger Tree
Family Euphorbiaceae
Other scientific names Euphorbia laro, Euphorbia rhipsaloides, Euphorbia viminalis, Euphorbia media, Euphorbia rhipsalioides, Euphorbia suareziana

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    3
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    4
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Leaf color
  • green