Euphorbia tirucalli

Firesticks / Pencil bush / Rubber hedge

Beautiful, indigenous succulent shrubs with trademark fiery coloured branches. Great if used in combination with other low-water plants and succulents to create a low-maintenance garden. Produces small, yellow flowers in spring that attracts butterflies and bees.  Be sure to wash your hands after touching the milky sap in the stems of the plant.


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Indigenous to South Africa
Full sun
Low watering needs
Love well-drained sites like rockeries, embankments and gravelly slopes
Traditionally used around kraal sites as a hedge