Firesticks Succulent - Five Years Now - August 2023
Earlier this Summer, the small Firesticks succulent (is it a cactus? I think so?) made its annual migration from indoors to outdoors. First...staying in the shade for a couple of weeks. Then, moving to a little bit more sun.
This container-grown cactus lived in the basement all Winter and seemed to come out the other side in decent shape. I barely watered it and it barely grew. But...When I moved it outside and gave it some water, it started to take-off again.
The last time that I captured a photo of this Firesticks succulent was more than a year ago - February 2022. It continues to grow and the current state is below:
It is easy to see that there is a ton of new, fresh growth. Those yellow-going-on-red tips are the tell.
It seems happy in this small container and I'm not in a hurry to move it to something bigger since I'm seeing so much growth. I suppose that's something that I need to start to look at and figure out if it would benefit from a larger home.
It has come a long way since we started in 2018. It was tiny back then. Hard to believe that we've had it for going on five years.