Euphorbia tirucalli (Pencil Plant)
ORIGIN: Widespread in Africa
SUNLIGHT: Full to partial
DROUGHT TOLERANCE: High, but do not neglect.
HARDINESS ZONE: Zone 9 plus
SALT TOLERANCE: Tolerance
TYPICAL HEIGHT: Up to 30 feet in the landscape, but can be maintained much smaller.
GROWTH RATE: Medium, slower indoors and picks up speed in a tropical or subtropical landscape.
DESCRIPTION: Euphorbia tirucalli is a topical spineless succulent that makes an excellent house plant, or small tree or hedge in the landscape. Does well in the landscape in USDA Zone 9 or greater in full sun or partial shade, and great as a houseplant with bright indirect light.