The Euphorbia/Pedilanthus tithymaloides, aka Devil's Backbone, is a unique and easy to care for indoor plant. The scientific name means "foot shaped" and is loved for its wide variety of colours. Care should be taken when handling the plant, as the milky sap may be poisonous to some people.
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Height: 12 in - 24 in
Spread: 6 in - 8 in
Light: Bright Indirect
Zone: 9 - 10
Pet Safe: Highly Toxic
CareGeneral Maintenance: Re pot every 3 - 5 years, or as needed. Use unglazed pots to allow moisture to evaporate. Growing the plant is easy and propagation even simpler. Just cut a 4-to-6-inch section of the stem from the plant. Let the cut end callus for a few days and then insert it into a pot filled with perlite. Keep the perlite lightly moist until the stems root. Then repot the new plants in a good houseplant potting soil. Care of devil's backbone babies is the same as the adult plants.
Temperature: The ideal temperature is between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Light: This plant likes bright indirect sunlight. Plant in direct sun in the fall or winter but give it some protection from the direct sun rays in spring and summer. Even just slightly closing the blinds will suffice.
Watering: Water when the top few inches of soil are dry. It likes to be moderately moist, but never soggy.
Soil: It will love a rich houseplant mix, with plenty of sand to increase drainage.
Fertilizer: It will thrive with a once a month feeding of diluted fertilizer solution for tropical plants, during the spring and summer. It does not need food during fall or winter.
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