Sticks of Fire
In nature Euphorbia Tirucalli often forms almost indestructible thickets which made it a popular hedge plant around settlements and kraals.
The garden variety Euphorbia Tirucalli ‘Sticks of Fire’ has golden-yellow branches with coral-orange tips. Baking heat and drought deepens these colours to red which makes this plant stand out like a glowing beacon. It grows in all but the coldest climates.
- A very versatile and supportive plant which is equally at home in a rock garden, planted in pots or in a tropical-style garden.
- It flourishes even when neglected.
- It gets its own back when being pruned by releasing milky latex that may cause skin irritation.