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Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge'

Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge'

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Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge' is a striking succulent known for its cylindrical stems resembling sausages, displaying vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. Growing in dense clusters, it thrives in arid environments, reaching a height of about 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Euphorbia guentheri

Common: Sausage Spurge, Sausage Plant, Firesticks Plant, Pencil Cactus, Sticks on Fire Plant, Red Pencil Tree, Firestick Plant, African Milk Bush, Sticks of Fire Plant, Indian Tree Spurge, Indian Spurge Tree

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-85°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Be cautious when handling Euphorbia plants, as many species produce a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin and toxic if ingested. Wear gloves and avoid contact with your eyes or mouth when pruning or repotting Euphorbias.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Euphorbiaceae family, also known as the spurge family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 6,740 species.
  • Native to the island of Madagascar, its native habitat is arid and semi-arid regions with well-draining soil and ample sunlight.
  • While the milky sap of Euphorbia guentheri can be toxic to humans and animals if ingested, the plant attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its small, inconspicuous flowers.
  • Euphorbia's are commonly mistaken for cacti due to their appearance and spiny structures but these plants are more like succulents!
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance

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