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July 3, 2014 at 5:53pm     
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Annie Thornton
HI ccclaxton, Thank you for all the additional information about Euphorbia tirucalli. As you point out, botanical names are very important for identifying plants accurately.

It would be interesting to hear how climate and location affect this plant's coloration. All of the resources I consulted confirm the coloring sequence mentioned in this article. The photo used here showing the plant's red tips was taken in late winter.
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Hi Annie Thornton,

I'm not a botanist but my info is based on own experience with sticks on fire and mine go green/yellow in winter and only turn red in summer sunlight. Mine are in a greenhouse all winter so they get plenty of sunlight. Perhaps they are native to South Africa or South America -- somewhere in the southern hemisphere where summer there is winter here? I haven't looked up the 'official' info. But that might explain the discrepancy.

Do you grow succulents?
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