The firesticks succulent, also known as the “euphorbia Tirucalli” or “sticks on fire” is a very unique, beautiful succulent that every succulent lover should grow!
This succulent is shrubby and has beautiful bright orange, red, yellow, and green colors that really stand out. If this succulent gets a great amount of sunlight then it will be bright red, if it gets little then it will stay orange.
It’s very fast growing, it grows like a shrub and can grow all the way up to 20 ft tall! Of course this all depends how long that plant has lived, growing conditions, and room to grow. If you grow this succulent outside then there’s a very high chance it will grow up to 20 ft!
You can grow this succulent indoors or outdoors, your choice! It’s very common to grow this succulent outdoors than indoors, simply because of how large it gets. You can still definitely grow it indoors, it will definitely grow a lot smaller but it will live indoors.
The firesticks succulent can also grow in any location outdoors, just as long as the weather is warm and suitable for growing succulents. This succulent isn’t cold hardy, so don’t try to grow it outdoors during the cold winter season. If it gets under 30 degrees in your location then definitely move it indoors for the winter, and then move it back outdoors when the weather warms back up.
The firesticks succulent is very easy to grow and care for. By the end of this article, you will know all of the exact grow and care requirements for growing this succulent indoors and outdoors. It’s very easy and you will enjoy doing it!
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Before we begin, we would just like to tell you that this succulent is toxic/poisonous. You can grab it all you want and touch it just fine, but if this succulent snaps in half then bad things could happen.
If this succulent snaps, gets a cut, a hole, etc then it will release white sap. That white snap is poisonous and will harm you if it touches your skin. Don’t touch the white sap, if you do then go ahead and wash your hand immediately.
Don’t let your dogs near this succulent, or children. This succulent is very beautiful but when it releases its snap it can become very dangerous. Just make sure you don’t touch the snap, and if you do wash your hands. DON’T rub your eyes, it will burn your eyes!!
Just a heads up for you guys, now let’s begin!
FIRESTICKS "EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI" CARE
SOIL FOR FIRESTICKS 'EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Firesticks Succulent. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Firesticks Succulent from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Firesticks Succulent grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Firesticks Succulent will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Firesticks Succulent and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Firesticks Succulent will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Firesticks 'Euphorbia Tirucalli' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
POT FOR FIRESTICKS 'EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE FIRESTICKS 'EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI'
The Firesticks 'Euphorbia Tirucalli' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE FIRESTICKS 'EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI'
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
The firesticks succulent is very beautiful, unique, colorful, and just amazing! Every single succulent lover should grow this succulent because it truly is special and amazing. Just make sure you don’t let the white sap get on your skin and eyes!
This succulent will make the most beautiful succulent arrangement for both indoor or outdoor growing! It has such beautiful bright colors that will truly look amazing with any other succulent plants out there.
The firesticks succulent is very easy to grow and care for. You now know all of the grow and care requirements for both indoor and outdoor growing! Best of luck growing this amazing, unique succulent known as the firesticks succulent.