Devil's Backbone
Euphorbia tithymaloides
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines Keep the soil constantly slightly moist but never let it dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate savanne

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Names

Other common names Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus, Christmas Candle, Buck-Thorn, Cimora Misha, Fiddle Flower, Ipecacuahana, Jacob's Ladder, Jew's Slipper, Jewbush, Milk-Hedge
Family Euphorbiaceae
Other scientific names Pedilanthus tithymaloides

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
  • pink
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    4
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Leaf color
  • green
  • pink
  • red
  • cream