Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus

Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

This colorful succulent is also known as the pencil cactus. Needs to be handled with caution. It contains a sap that can produce severe irritation and is toxic and may cause problems in some people

Full sun, drought tolerant. It is an excellent houseplant that will grow pretty fast up to 30' tall.

It needs to be protected from frost.


Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season Late spring and early summer
Common Name Pencil cactus
Dormancy -
Family Euphorbiaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance 25°f
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 4-8 ft.
Origin Africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Fred S.
United States United States

Pencil Cactus

Plant condition was good; was wanting more dominant colors particularly the red portions.


Planet Desert

For future orders please see our order note section underneath the selected plants in your cart, prior to checkout. In that section you can add your requests on plant characteristics and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you!

Jennifer W.
United States United States

Not exactly as pictured

The one I received is all green, so I’m disappointed that it does not have the reds, yellows, and oranges I was expecting. I have it in a south window hoping for a color change…

Planet Desert Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus Review

Planet Desert

Sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied. There are many factors that affect the coloring of these living plants. For example the season, stage of growth and weather/climate conditions. For this we do have an order comment section where you can add any requests of characteristics and we do our best to accommodate. For future orders you can reach us anytime by email or phone. Thank you!

Miriam R.
United States United States

Pencils on my window.

I was well please with the delivery and care it was packaged. I have it facing south and it's growing well I see growth. Can't wait for next spring so I can transplant .

Charles V.
United States United States

Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus

The plant received is a bit disappointing in that it only has three branches. I hope that it will fill in.

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Euphorbia tirucalli pencil cactus

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