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Euphorbia tirucalli

Euphorbia tirucalli 'firestick plant'. Species and cultivars include: Euphorbia tirucalli 'Rosea' (Euphorbia tirucalli 'firesticks') is a sun loving drought tolerant euphorbia well suited to growing in rock gardens.

A native of arid South Africa Euphorbia tirucalli 'firestick plant' is an upright growing spineless succulent, the red tipped pencil like stems of new growth give it the name 'fire stick plant'.

Also known as "Indian Tree Spurge", "Milk Bush", "Naked Lady" and "Pencil Tree" the sap of the fire stick plant is an irritant and should be avoided.