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Euphorbia 'Variegated Devil's Backbone'

Euphorbia 'Variegated Devil's Backbone'

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The Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata 'Variegated Devil's Backbone' is a striking houseplant admired for its unique, zigzagging stems and variegated foliage. The leaves are a beautiful mix of green, white, and pink, creating a vibrant and eye-catching display. This Euphorbia exhibits an upright growth habit and when fully mature, 'Variegated Devil's Backbone' typically reaches a height of approximately 2-3 feet. 

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata

Common: Jacob's Ladder, Devil's Backbone, Redbird Cactus, Christmas Candle, Japanese Poinsettia, Redbird Flower, Buck Thorn Cactus, Fiddle Flower Cactus, Jamaican Poinsettia, Zigzag Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Fertilize sparingly, once in the spring and once in the summer.
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Can tolerate higher temperatures but should be protected from frost. Ideal nighttime temperature is around 50°F (10°C).
  • Caution should be taken when handling this plant, as its sap is toxic and can cause irritation.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Euphorbiaceae family, also known as the Spurge family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 6,740 species.
  • Euphorbia species are found worldwide, with a high diversity in Africa and Madagascar.
  • The white, milky sap (latex) of Euphorbia is a defense mechanism against herbivores. This sap is toxic and can cause irritation.
  • Euphorbia is highly drought-tolerant, making it suitable for xeriscaping (landscaping that reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation).
  • phorbia's are commonly mistaken for cacti due to their appearance and spiny structures but these plants are more like succulents!
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance

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