Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’

(1 customer review)

$12.99

Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ is from the West Indies and Mexico. It was popular as a “pass along plant” because of it is ease of propagation from stem cuttings. Early houseplant growers would give “starts” of this plant to friends and relatives and it spread across the country as a popular houseplant. The stems are succulent and release a white, milky sap when broken. The leaves are green and highly variegated with white and pink. It is sometimes called “Zigzag Plant” or “Devils Backbone” because the stems grow in a zigzag pattern. It also gets another common name “Red Bird Plant” for its tiny red birdlike flowers. Very easy to grow and will tolerate abuse. Do not over water it. Syn. Euphorbia tithymaloides

Sun to partial shade, temp. 40 to 100 degrees, 3 to 4ft. tall, taller if staked, allow getting dry between watering

family: Euphorbiaceae

***Note:  This plant is shipped in a 3.5 – 4 inch pot.  By purchasing this plant, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this sale.  For more information, please see the “What to Expect” tab under the “About Us” menu as well as the FAQs.

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Description

Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ is from the West Indies and Mexico. It was popular as a “pass along plant” because of it is ease of propagation from stem cuttings. Early houseplant growers would give “starts” of this plant to friends and relatives and it spread across the country as a popular houseplant. The stems are succulent and release a white, milky sap when broken. The leaves are green and highly variegated with white and pink. It is sometimes called “Zigzag Plant” or “Devils Backbone” because the stems grow in a zigzag pattern. It also gets another common name “Red Bird Plant” for its tiny red birdlike flowers. Very easy to grow and will tolerate abuse. Do not over water it. Syn. Euphorbia tithymaloides

Sun to partial shade, temp. 40 to 100 degrees, 3 to 4ft. tall, taller if staked, allow getting dry between watering

family: Euphorbiaceae

***Note:  This plant is shipped in a 3.5 – 4 inch pot.  By purchasing this plant, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this sale.  For more information, please see the “What to Expect” tab under the “About Us” menu as well as the FAQs.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Pot Size

3.5-4 Inch

1 review for Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’

  1. aquarius76lrw (verified owner)

    Plant shipped very well… no damage whatsoever. This variety of Devil’s Backbone has put out a GOOD amount of new growth this spring. Ordered the first one a month or two ago. It is really thriving for me. I caught them back in stock, so I ordered two more just now!

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