Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Flame’

Common Name: Fire Sticks

Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Flame’, commonly known as Fire Sticks, is an unusual color morph of the pencil plant. Amazingly the normally deep green, fleshy stems are brilliant orange/reds and pinks becoming the most intense in color in the winter months. From a distance it looks as if the bush is literally on fire with color. It is much slower growing than its green progenitor, and more tender, both to intense sun as well as frost. This beautiful plant prefers full sun coastal climates, and partial shade in inland to hot desert climates. Makes a very striking indoor plant as well, in sunny, un-tinted window areas. Very tender to frost. It appreciates increased water and fertilizer during the warm growing season.

  • Type: Succulent
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 6 Feet
  • Width: 2 Feet
  • Hardy To: 32° F