This milkweed plant has a grass-green plant body and is not bristled.
Its thick round shoots are as thick as a pencil - hence the name.
In the early 1970s, it was also called the gasoline cactus because it contains substances similar to gasoline. The high-level research projects were discontinued, however.
Maybe you should take it up again, given today''s fuel prices ... Attention:
The white juice of the plants (= the milkweed) is very irritating to the skin. Please avoid any contact.
German name: Pencil cactus, gasoline cactus (although it is not a cactus but a euphorbie)
Botanical name: Euphorbia tirucalli
Age:approx. 4-5 years
Pot size : 12cm
Total height: approx. 30-35cm
Location: bright, warm window seat
like to be outdoors in summer, but slowly get used to the sun
Watering: in summer a maximum of 1x per week
Pour significantly less during the rest phase in winter
Do not water again until the soil has completely dried out
Fertilization: every 3-4 weeks in summer
do not fertilize in winter