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. 

Pencil plant / cactus in the landscape
Pencil plant
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