Pencil Cactus - Euphorbia - Easy to Grow/Hard to Kill! - 4" Pot

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Patio, Lawn and Garden

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Native to: Tropical South and East Africa
Prefers sun
Water when dry

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CACTUS: Cactus, the common name for a family of desert plants. The plural is cacti or cactuses. Most species bear sharp, needlelike spines, which protect the plants from foraging desert animals. Cacti are famed for their ability to resist drought, which they owe to the fact that moisture from inside the plant evaporates very slowly through the plant’s skin. Cacti grow in hundreds of different shapes. The fibrous, juicy stems may be globular, cylindrical, branched, trailing and vinelike, ribbed, grooved, or knob-bearing. Only two species have true leaves. The rest of the 2,000 species are leafless. Common name: “Pencil Cactus” or “Milk Bush”. Latin name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Native to: Tropical South and East Africa. Growth habit: A woody, columnar upright bush. This plant can grow as tall as it’s interior environment allows. Temps: Normal indoor temperatures. Cultural information: “Pencil Cactus” are a bizarre looking plant who’s sap is poisonous. “Pencil Cactus” are quite easy to grow if placed in direct sunshine or very bright indirect light. Water sparingly maybe twice a month… allowing most of the soil mass to dry out. Feed monthly, spring through fall. When your plant becomes to tall, cut it back to the desired height. Wear gloves and a long sleeve shirt when pruning “Pencil Cactus”. The sap may cause skin irritation. Be careful not to get the sap in your eyes.

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Native to: Tropical South and East Africa
Prefers sun
Water when dry
Proper name: Euphorbia tirucalli
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Light guide

The amount of light your space receives depends on the direction of the window and how far from it the plant is.

Check the direction of your window, then put your plant within the range suggested below. 

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Size Guide

Plants come in nursing pots, usually plastic containers that could use a little  personalizing. They come in standard sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ (the number refers to diameter), bare root(b/r) or preplanted in decarateive pot (pot) .

When choosing a decorative pot to slide the nursing container in, look for a size slightly larger (1-2″ larger), so it can fit comfortably. E.g. For a 4″ nursing pot, pick a decorative pot with a 6″ diameter.

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