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Sticks-on-fire glow around Fallbrook


Last updated 1/20/2017 at Noon

Euphorbia tirucalli is also known as stick-on-fire, firestick, and pencil stick, among other names. Lucette Moramarco photos

Succulents have long been popular plants in Southern California due to their drought-resistance, and possibly because of the variety of shapes and textures they add to a landscape.

The euphorbia family of succulents, like any family, has members that are very different in looks. Some are spiny, some are smooth, some have bright red flowers and some have very small flowers that are hardly noticeable. Many of them look like underwater plants and are suitable for an ocean-themed garden on land.

Like most succulents, euphorbia members thrive in the wintertime, especially the euphorbia tirucal...

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