March 9, 2015
Euphorbia Fire Sticks in Phoenix, Arizona
Since I'm experimenting mostly, I had never even heard of a Euphoria before last year. I had gotten them as cuttings from a couple of my plant friends. So I stuck them in the ground all over the property and waited to see what they would do. They did great, taking root and growing just about right away. And I didn't see any frost damage this past winter, even though we got a couple of good frosts.
The one in the photo is in a great spot visually, but I'm not convinced that it will like that spot come summertime, or in the winter. It's a sunny area, which may be too much here in the desert, and it's also at the bottom of a hill, where cold air flows in the winter. I'll let you know how it does.
Posted by Brad Hall