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Firestick succulent (Euphorbia tirucalli L.) belongs to the genus Euphorbia, one of the 8,000 species within the family Euphorbiaceae.

Indigenous to tropical eastern Africa where it often grows wild, it is usually planted for boundary demarcation but also as a live fence around compounds, shrines, and kraals (a traditional African village of huts).

These popular ornamental plants can be placed in offices, homes and also grown on lawns.

Pig’s ear succulent is a South African perennial succulent shrub belonging to the genus Cotyledon. 

Cotyledon orbiculata, which is the scientific name of Pig’s ear is also called Silver Pig’s ear or Round-leafed navel-wort.

This succulent has thick leaves that may vary from green to grey, often with a red line around the margin.

Succulents are one of the most interesting plants to keep in your home. They’re easy to take care of and don’t require much water or sunlight. This makes them perfect for low-maintenance people. Plus, they come in gorgeous shapes, colors, and sizes. But how fast do succulents grow?