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Euphorbia Tirucalli, Pencil Tree - Plant

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Euphorbia Tirucalli, Pencil Tree Plant
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3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Euphorbia Tirucalli, Pencil Tree

Plant height: 2 - 5 inches
Plant spread: 2 - 4 inches

Interesting Fact: The unique pencil-like branches are responsible for getting vernacular name Pencil tree.

Euphorbia tirucalli is a succulent, spineless, hardy green shrub, up to 3 m tall. The branches are cylindrical, smooth and glabrous-green, up to 8 mm in diameter, forming brush-like masses. The leaves are small and slender. The flowers are yellow, inconspicuous, and carried in clusters at the apex of the short branches or in the angles of branches. Fruits are tripartite capsules.

Common name(s): Firestick Plants, Sticks on Fire, African Milk Bush, Finger Tree, Indian Tree Spurge, Milk Bush, Milk Hedge, Naked Lady, Pencil Tree, Pencil Euphorbia, Pencil Cactus
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Almost year-round
Max reachable height: Up to 3 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Pencil Tree can be grown from seed, but they can be difficult to germinate (or even find). It is usually propagated by cuttings.

Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

Sunlight: Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Soil: A fast-draining medium such as cactus potting mix works best.
Water: Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
Temperature: 22 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic cactus fertilizer.

Caring for Euphorbia Tirucalli

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

Typical uses of Euphorbia Tirucalli

Special features: brush-like branch masses

Ornamental use: This succulent plant is used as the ornamental purpose.

References

  • https://worldofsucculents.com/euphorbia-tirucalli-firestick-plants-milk-bush-pencil-tree/
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/euphorbia/growing-euphorbia-plants.htm
  • http://www.dbg.org/system/files/49/original/Euphorbias%20in%20Containers.pdf?1279065247

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5 / 5 Divya Kuchibhotla 01 July 2018
Ideal plant for green gift
5 / 5 Nirmala Vijayakumar 28 June 2018
Plant reached in excellent condition along with promised pot
4 / 5 J.k.goyal 22 June 2018
Amazed to see this plant.
5 / 5 anshuman singh 20 June 2018
Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed
5 / 5 Santhosh Santy 18 June 2018
Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)

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