E. tirucalli x stenoclada "Briar Patch"

To 10 feet

Hardy to Zone 10 (30F)

Full Sun




"Briar Patch" Euphorbia is the hybrid offspring of e. tirucalli "Sticks on Fire" and e. stenoclada "Silver Thicket". It forms a dense green shrub whose bark is worse than its bite - despite the name, it is completely thornless! The plant will stay much smaller when kept in a container, and makes for a very attractive houseplant.

Euphorbia can be propagated by stem cuttings, which should be left to dry for 2-3 days before planting in a coarse potting soil kept just moist enough to prevent the cutting from drying out. Wear gloves and do not get the sap in your eyes or mouth! Euphorbias contain a milky white latex sap which is caustic and can cause irritation or rashes if it comes in direct contact with skin, and is poisonous if ingested.