Euphorbia Tirucalli Rosea
Euphorbia Tirucalli Rosea - also known as the "pencil plant"; originally a succulent native to South and East Africa. The plant's namesake branches are pencil-like and grow upwards in a candelabra shape. Young twigs are cylindrical, smooth and green some but partly fire red, but can turn grey and rough like tree bark with age. The leaves are small and slender and fall off quickly.
Potted in a well-drained, self-mixed organic substrate; very beautifully established plant; repotting only desired in 1-2years, grown slowly without fertiliser from own cuttings therefore robust & top healthy (100% organic quality before quantity!); not hardy, with time it will become really bushy / trunk forming, the plant is intended for a bright/sunny location (avoid waterlogging!), Enjoy your new Euphorbia Tirucalli Rosea!
Did you know?
The botanical name Euphorbia is derived from Euphorbos, the Greek physician from the 1st century AD. In 1753, the botanist and taxonomist Carl Linnaeus gave the entire genus the name Euphorbia in honour of this doctor.
And yes, that's right, euphorbias are not cacti, even though many of them look pretty much like a cactus.