Euphorbia tithymaloides, Pedilanthus (Variegated)



Grow variegated succulent subshrub for sunny indoor areas.

Sr Item name
1 Euphorbia tithymaloides, Pedilanthus (Variegated) – Succulent Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Euphorbia tithymaloides is a popular, erect, perennial, succulent; it grows up to 8 feet tall. The leaf is oval, slightly glossy, variegated, medium green, and white-edged. They flank the zig-zag stems to resemble a crooked backbone with ribs.

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist



Common Name Variegated Devil’s Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 6 feet
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Rarely flowers indoors
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

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 the morning, between 8 to 10 am.

Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in a dark room.

While repotting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept indoors and growing outside do mulching.
Euphorbia Tithymaloides 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 60 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Euphorbia Tithymaloides Special Feature
Small succulent subshrub for sunny indoor areas. Zigzag stems exude a poisonous milky sap when cut.
Euphorbia Tithymaloides Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.