Euphorbia Tirucalli, Pencil Tree

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This Euphorbia is prized for its pencil shaped succulent branches, and makes an intriguing house plant. 

It grows in semi-arid tropical climates, in Africa it is widespread and can reach up to 7 meters in height. It has a cylindrical and fleshy stem with fragile succulent twigs with oval leaves. It can produce yellow flowers are at the ends of the branches.

Not suitable for homes with children or pets as it contains a milky, toxic and corrosive sap which is extremely irritating to the skin and exposure to it can cause temporary blindness. If ingested, it can cause burns to the mouth, lips and tongue. Eye protection gear and gloves should be used for handling the plant when it is bleeding sap. 


Standard
Height: 100cm
Width: 60cm
Potsize: 27/25cm
Branched Tall Height: 210cm
Width: 100cm
Potsize: 35/33cm
    For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
    For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
    Here are recommended sizes - 

    Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
    2 Litre

    ⌀17cm H13cm

    19cm

    4 Litre

    ⌀20cm H16.5cm

    22cm

    7 Litre

    ⌀25cm H20cm

    27cm

    10 Litre

    ⌀28cm H22.5cm 

    30cm

    15 Litre

    ⌀33cm H30cm

    35cm

    20 Litre

    ⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

    38cm

     

    For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

    We also offer a potting service

    Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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