You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Pencil Cactus ‘Firesticks’ (Euphorbia tirucalli)
A native of arid South Africa, this striking succulent is an ideal specimen plant for containers. Multiple fire-red stems, resembling small pencils or sticks, grow from the base of the plant. The red stems often show shades of pink, orange or yellow and the color is more vivid during the cooler months and when grown in bright sun. Grow in full sun and well-drained cactus soil. ‘Firesticks’ is an excellent choice for a succulent garden because of its unique color and unusual form.
Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors.
Full to partial sun, grows to 2' in container, minimum temperature indoors 40°, blooms in winter.