‘Sticks of Fire’ Pencil Cactus

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  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 37.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia Tirucalli ‘Sticks of Fire’

Common Names: Sticks of Fire Pencil Cactus

Overview: The ‘Sticks of Fire’ Pencil Cactus is a stunning succulent that adds a fiery burst of color to any garden or indoor space. Its slender, upright stems are a vibrant shade of coral-red, earning it the nickname “Sticks of Fire.” Native to Africa, this drought-tolerant plant thrives in bright sunlight and well-draining soil. With minimal water requirements and low maintenance needs, it’s an excellent choice for busy gardeners or those new to succulent care. The ‘Sticks of Fire’ Pencil Cactus is sure to become a focal point in your collection, whether planted in containers, rock gardens, or xeriscape landscapes.

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Description

The Unique Cactus that will Spark Conversation

Introducing the striking Euphorbia tirucalli, commonly known as the Pencil Cactus. This unique succulent is a must-have for lovers of distinctive plants. Native to Africa, its slender, cylindrical branches resemble a bundle of green pencils, making it a conversation starter in any setting.

Caring for your Pencil Cactus

Thriving in bright sunlight and requiring minimal water, the Pencil Cactus is perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Its drought-resistant nature makes it an ideal choice for busy plant enthusiasts or those living in arid climates. As it matures, the plant can reach impressive heights, adding vertical interest to gardens, balconies, or interior spaces.

Light

The Pencil Cactus enjoys a bright environment. Direct sunlight, particularly in the morning, helps the plant thrive. However, it’s essential to monitor the plant to prevent sunburn, which might occur during extremely hot afternoons. If you’re growing the Pencil Cactus indoors, placing it near a south-facing window is usually ideal. An east or west-facing window can also work, especially with the aid of a sheer curtain to diffuse the intense rays.

Soil

Well-draining soil is essential for the Pencil Cactus. You can achieve this by using a commercial cactus or succulent mix, or make your own by combining standard potting soil with sand or perlite. Plant the cactus in a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.

Water

Like most succulents, the Pencil Cactus is drought-resistant, meaning that overwatering is a far greater danger than underwatering. During the growing season (spring and summer), watering every two to three weeks is usually sufficient. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering sessions.

In winter, the plant enters a dormancy period, and its water needs decrease. Reducing watering to once a month or even less frequently may be necessary. This plant is quite forgiving when it comes to humidity, tolerating both low and moderate levels. If your home is particularly dry, the occasional misting won’t harm the plant but isn’t generally necessary.

Fertilizer

Fertilizing the Pencil Cactus is not obligatory, but doing so during the growing season can support more vigorous growth. A diluted, balanced fertilizer (such as a 10-10-10) can be applied once a month during spring and summer. Always follow the instructions on the fertilizer package to avoid overfeeding, which can lead to weak, lanky growth.

Pruning

The Pencil Cactus can grow quite tall, so pruning may be necessary to keep it at the desired height. Use sharp, clean pruning shears and be mindful of the plant’s sap, which can be irritating to skin and eyes.

Pests and Diseases

While generally resistant to pests, the Pencil Cactus might attract common succulent enemies like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Regular inspections and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil can manage these issues.

Propagation

Propagating the Pencil Cactus is relatively simple. Cut a healthy branch, allow it to dry for a day or two to form a callus over the cut end, and then plant it in well-draining soil. With proper care, the cutting should root and develop into a new plant.

Handling Precautions

Euphorbia tirucalli’s sap is toxic and can cause skin and eye irritation. Always handle the plant with care, and consider wearing gloves when pruning or repotting. Keep the plant out of reach of pets and children, and wash hands thoroughly after handling.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

12 ft – 20 ft

Spacing

6 ft – 8 ft

7 reviews for ‘Sticks of Fire’ Pencil Cactus

  1. Chris S. (verified owner)

  2. ANGELA D. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived quickly and in excellent condition. I love that I was sent a pic before shipping. I will purchase from PlantVine again and I have already recommended them to friends.

  3. Jonathan M. (verified owner)

    Arrived in excellent shape. Looks very healthy and was well packed.

  4. Susan S. (verified owner)

    Beautiful packages and thriving

  5. curtis lindsay (verified owner)

    Very healthy and Poisonous

  6. pamela anderson (verified owner)

  7. Nakia (verified owner)

    The plant is beautiful, bigger than I expected and unique. The price was right also.

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