High In the garden it takes full or partial sun. Mine gets full sun in the summer but in late fall & early winter is shaded by 2pm. Indoors this is a high light plant – it needs sun & all the natural light you can give it. Make sure it has a south &/or west exposure. If it’s not getting light from all sides, then be sure to rotate it it every few months.
Direct A Pencil Cactus Plant requires very bright light or direct sun.
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Low Pencil cactus is easy to grow. It will need water approximately every four weeks in summer but no water in winter. Allow the plant to dry out between irrigations.
Medium In its native environment in Africa, Pencil Cacti can grow to 30′ & that’s why they’re also can Pencil Tree. The branches start to flop as they grow tall & wide. Mine stands about 6′ right now & the tallest one I’ve seen was 15′ in the LA area.
The pencil cactus plant is in the Euphorbia family of succulents. Another common name for the plant is Milkbush due to the cloudy sap it releases when injured. Be cautious when caring for a pencil cactus; the sap is toxic and may cause problems in some people. The pencil cactus needs high levels of light and moderately low moisture. It is an excellent houseplant and provides an interesting silhouette. Let’s learn how to grow pencil cactus in your home.
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