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Devil's Backbone
Scientific Name: Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) Poit.
Synonym: Euphorbia tithymaloides
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Devil's Backbone (Pedilanthus  tithymaloides) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Doesn't take any frost.

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Tropical Americas

Growth Habits: Shrubby succulent, up to 3 feet tall

Watering Needs: Keep the soil barely moist. Plant in well drained sandy mixture.


The sap is moderately caustic, although mild by Euphorbia standards, it should still be handled with caution.
Repot in spring as needed.

Devil's Backbone (Pedilanthus  tithymaloides)

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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