Unfortunately, the beautiful firestick succulent is toxic [photo by CarbonNYC [in SF!]] The firestick plant, which comes from Africa, belongs to the spurge family and these are poisonous. Unfortunately, this also applies to the firestick plant and to all parts of the plant.
Besides, how poisonous is fire sticks plant?
The plant contains a milky, white sap that is caustic and may cause severe irritation to the skin, mucosa, and eyes upon contact. Ingestion may cause irritation of the mouth and stomach accompanied by pain and diarrhea. … If you have potted Firestick Plants on campus, they must be removed or discarded immediately.
Likewise, people ask, how do you treat stick-on-fire succulents?
How to care for a firestick plant: The firestick cactus is an easy succulent to grow. The firestick plant thrives in bright sunlight, warm temperatures, and low humidity. Ensure the plant grows in well-draining soil. Only water the plant occasionally when the soil dries out.
Why is my Firestick cactus not red?
Why is my firestick plant not red? If you give your Pencil cactus more water than it needs then it doesn’t turn red. Your plant also doesn’t turn red if it doesn’t get enough sun. Try to put your sun in bright, intense sunlight.
Watering every 3-4 weeks or when the soil feels dry should be sufficient. I mostly rely on rainwater and hold back on watering altogether during winter because this is when we get a lot of rain in my area.
Remove any dead, damaged or diseased branches. This will both tidy up the plant and promote new growth. Determine the shape and height you would like for your plant. Then use pruners or sharp, heavy scissors to shape the plant as desired by cutting off the branches above a node.
Light: Outdoors, the firestick plant does well with either partial or direct sun. It’s best to place this succulent shrub where it gets bright sun exposure on all sides for balanced growth and coloration. Water: It’s better to give too little water than too much.
Some people refer to the plants as “sticks of fire.” They can be small enough to fit in a container or tree-sized. “This plant’s white milky sap is toxic to pets and humans.
This succulent yields a highly toxic milky sap if broken or torn. The Pencil Plant is otherwise very agreeable, surviving in nearly any condition that is both dry and above freezing. In favorable conditions, it is able to grow between two and 20 inches in a single season.