Firesticks-Euphorbia Tirucalli

Seller :Paradise Nursery

The Firesticks-Euphorbia Tirucalli is a visually striking succulent, known for its slender green stems with fiery red or coral edges. It’s a low-maintenance plant that adds a bold pop of color to gardens and indoor spaces, but care should be taken when handling it due to its toxic sap.


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General Plant Information

Plant description:

Succulent shrub known as the Firesticks-Euphorbia Tirucalli  has a unique appearance. It is distinguished by stems that are upright, slender, cylindrical, and resemble pencils or sticks. In ideal circumstances, the stems can grow as tall as 6 to 8 feet or even higher. Although the stems are usually green, what makes them stand out is the vibrant red or coral hue, which gets brighter in direct sunshine. As a result, it appears to be “sticks on fire.” Small, inconspicuous, green leaves that are deciduous and fall off as the plant ages cover the stems.

It needs full light and well-draining soil to develop. To avoid root rot, it’s crucial to make sure the soil dries out between waterings. Given that it cannot resist frost or freezing conditions, this plant is most suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11. It is important to handle the plant cautiously since the white sap it secretes when cut or damaged can irritate the skin and be dangerous if swallowed.

On rare occasions, the stem tips of Firesticks-Euphorbia Tirucalli will develop tiny, inconspicuous yellow or greenish blooms. Although they are not the plant’s primary decorative feature, these blossoms can nonetheless be interesting. Use this succulent to add a startling pop of color and vertical interest to desert and arid landscaping, rock gardens, and pots.


This drought-tolerant succulent is perfect for xeriscaping, rock gardens, or adding vibrant accents to your garden. Its low-maintenance nature and striking appearance make it an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor decor.


The Firesticks Euphorbia is native to Africa and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Further, it has gained popularity worldwide for its ornamental value. Its striking appearance has made it a sought-after choice for landscape designers.

Size and Shaping:

Maintaining the size and shape of your Firesticks Euphorbia is straightforward. Pruning, if needed, should be done with care. Be cautious, as the plant’s sap can be toxic and irritating to the skin. Proper pruning helps maintain its desired form and keeps it flourishing in your garden.



Additional Information

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.


The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.