Otherwise known as pencil cactus, firestick pencil cactus, sticks on fire, or milk bush, this Euphorbia succulent is classified by Pet Poison Hotline as mild to moderately toxic to cats, dogs, and even humans.
Then, do Firesticks grow fast?
It grows quickly, so it may need to be repotted more frequently than other succulents. It will display the most color during winter months. Make sure to plant it in an area of your garden that gets at least 4–6 hours of bright sunlight a day.
Secondly, how often should you water a Firestick plant?
Is Firestick poisonous to dogs?
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. If sap makes contact with the skin, a painful rash develops at the point of contact.
Firesticks are an essential drought resistant big color plant for the winter season when they can be in full sun all day long. Short days combined with intense sun and cool temperatures elicit the intense color change. … Many aloes actually turn red in winter or during the rest of the year in very dry conditions.
So if you are getting a lot rain or are irrigating them really well that might turn them green, but if they have been getting good intense sun exposure they should have turned color at some point (when were they planted?). All that said my regular E.
‘Sticks on Fire‘ can be propagated from cuttings. … To remove a stem for propagation, wear nitrile dipped gloves and, using a sharp knife, cut a stem near the base of the plant. Allow the end of the stem to callous over for several days before placing in well-draining soil.
It does very well in average household temperatures, and it thrives in low humidity. Flowers: Euphorbia tirucalli produces small yellowish flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other insects. Firestick flowers grow in clusters in the apex or angle of the branches during the cooler months of the year.