Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’

Pencil spurge

Due to a lack of chlorophyll, this spectacular little leafless shrub takes on a fascinating blushing golden-yellow color. Its color can vary from red to golden yellow, depending on the season. The lack of chlorophyll slows its growth relative to the species. It is a “coraliform” euphorbia, in the sense that it is reminiscent of coral. Its branches are pencil-thin. Although this plant is drought-resistant, it appreciates regular watering when grown as an annual. It can be grown in sun or light shade, in succulent or planting medium.

Its colors are more pronounced in sunlight. Grown as an annual, ‘Sticks on Fire’ can grow to around 60 cm during the season. Added value: an excellent houseplant.