4.9 out of 5 (12 experiences)
Also known as
Red Pencil Tree, Sticks on Fire and Firesticks
What other plant parents say
I have had experience with many different varieties of pencil cactus. They are all extremely hardy. Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out the best propagation method, but once you have that down, …
Give this guy the light it needs and it’ll be growing little baby fingers in no time
Stuck a stick in the dirt and it gave me more sticks.
Easy to care for.
Shit is dope son
How to care for Pencil Cactus
Pencil Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Pencil Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Pencil Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pencil Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.