Euphorbia tithymaloides, Pedilanthus (Variegated) Plant
5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Description for Euphorbia tithymaloides, Pedilanthus (Variegated)
Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches
Euphorbia tithymaloides is a popular, erect, perennial, succulent; grow up to 8 feet tall. The leave is oval, slightly glossy, variegated, medium green and white edged. They flank the zigzag stems to resemble a crooked backbone with ribs.
Common name(s): Variegated Devils Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: Rarely flowers indoors
Max reachable height: Up to 6 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.
Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 60 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
Caring for Euphorbia tithymaloides
Keep in a bright sunny location.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in a dark room.
While re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept in indoors and growing in outside do mulching.
Typical uses of Euphorbia tithymaloides
Special features: Small succulent subshrub for sunny indoor areas.Zigzag stems exude a poisonous milky sap when cut.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.