Sticks On Fire Milkbush

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'

A succulent shrub with upright, pencil-like stems that are golden green at the base, and transition through shades of golden yellow, yellow-orange, and red-orange, with the most vibrant scarlet red at the tips. Leaves and flowers of this species are inconspicuous, as it is prized for its dramatic coloring. All parts of this plant contain a caustic, milky sap that seeps out when cut, and is known to cause burns and welts. Sap is toxic to dogs, cats, other animals, and humans. This is a charming, large-scale succulent for rock gardens, succulent borders, and beds.


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Sticks On Fire Milkbush

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.