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Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata - Variegated Devils Backbone

2" Nursery Pot

The Devils Backbone Cactus is quite the quirky plant! This plant flaunts zigzagging stems adorned with vibrant green and creamy white leaves. Each leaf is unique and has it's own distinctive variegation, making every plant a one-of-a-kind treasure. The Variegated Devils Backbone is perfect plant to use as a conversation starter and a special addition to any indoor plant collection!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegata'
  • Common Name: Variegated Devils Backbone 
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Native Range: Central America and the Caribbean

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright light to Full Sun 
  • Water: Water thoroughly once the soil is dry, water very sparingly in the winter
  • Humidity: Average room humidity 
  • Temperature: 65-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer at half strength weekly during spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright
  • Propagation: top cutting
  • Pests: Look out for spider mites if conditions are dry 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

To keep your awesome Variegated Devil's Backbone happy and healthy, place it in bright, indirect light. Only water when the top inch of soil feels dry! LIke the cactus of the desert, this plant does not like to be too wet or sitting in water. This rare jewel orchid look-alike loves well-draining soil and average humidity.