Euphorbia Tithymaloides / Devils Backbone
Water when soil is almost dry
Height: 13"Pot Size: 5"Leaves: Multiple
Bright Indirect Sunlight
Low Maintenance Easy To Grow
Rare Plants, Balcony Plants, Living Rooms Plants, Succulents
While the Devil's Backbone Plant is grown mainly for its foliage, it may also produce small red slipper shaped flowers in the summer. But they don't last very long.
They can grow up to 3 or 4 feet in height.
Your Devil's Backbone/Euphorbia Tithymaloides Plant prefers bright indirect sunlight and can do well in partial shade as well. In fall and winter, you can place it under direct sun.
Water your Devil's Backbone/Euphorbia Tithymaloides plant once the top inch of the soil starts to dry. Ensure the ground is moist but not soggy. It may amount to watering your plant once a week in summer. Reduce this frequency during winter.
Increase the humidity by misting the leaves and branches with a spray bottle.
Devil's Backbone/Euphorbia Tithymaloides plant requires soil with a good amount of sand mixed in to ensure good drainage.
Feed your Devil's Backbone/Euphorbia Tithymaloides plant a diluted fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in winter.
Devil's Backbone plant is toxic if consumed and contains a milky sap that may irritate the skin of sensitive people. It is not suitable for spaces with pets and children.
Your Devil's Backbone plant is prone to powdery mildew and Scale insects.
Yellow and Falling leaves - Indicates your plant is getting too much sunlight - Move to a shadier location.
Dull leaves - Could be an indication of spider mites infestation - Gently clean the leaves with a moistened cotton ball
The Euphorbia Tithymaloides is a distinct shrub-like succulent with fleshy oval-shaped leaves and pointed tips. The thick branches and stems that grow in a zig-zag pattern give it an exotic look. This resilient plant is excellent for growing indoors or even outside in warm weather.