Euphorbia tithymaloides, Pedilanthus (Variegated)
Grow variegated succulent subshrub for sunny indoor areas.
|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.
|Common Name||Variegated Devil’s Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 6 feet|
|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|
|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
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
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