Common names: Firestick, Pencil cactus, Indian Tree Spurge, Petroleum Plant
Cactus are a varied grouping of plants that range from columnar to stout, spherical to twisted, and with plenty of variation in between. Native to arid regions, cacti have evolved to expect lots of light and very little water.
More than 2000 varieties of plants fall under the umbrella term of Euphorbia, varying dramatically in shape, size, and coloration. In addition, it is important to note that Euphorbia's are all categorized by a toxic sap that causes irritation to both animals and people.
The Firestick is unique with its pronged, upward reaching green arms that flush red when exposed to bright light. This is a plant that will truly light up your collection.
Light: Bright Light
Water: 100% Dry
Ease: Easy Breezy
Pet friendly: No
Special care note: Euphorbia's need very little watering in the winter while dormant, but may require more frequent watering in the spring/summer periods.