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Pedilanthus Variegated Greenback
Pedilanthus Variegated Greenback
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Ships in 6 inch nursery pot 16-18 inches in height.


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Ships in 6 inch nursery pot 16-18 inches in height.

Pedilanthus 'Devils Backbone' (Variegated Greenback) - Devils Backbone is a moist shrub with zigzagged stems native to dry tropical forests of Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. Pedilanthus flowers, variously described as shaped like slippers, red birds, ducks, or even cow skulls, are only open at the tip. Pedilanthus, literally slipper flower are members of the Euphorbiaceous, but the 15 or so species are unique enough to have their own branch or the family. This subtropical succulent is a distant relative of the well-known Christmas poinsettia. The plant grows from a few inches to 3 or 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. It has 1 to 3 inch long leaves.

Name Pedilanthus Variegated Greenback
Common Names Variegated Devils Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge
Grow Zone 10
Light Conditions Full Sun
Water Requirements Average
PH Level 6.1-7.8
Minimum Height 3 feet
Maximum Height 4 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Bloom Color Red
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Houseplant
Scientific Name Pedilanthus tithymaloides variegated
Class Liliopsida
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Species tithymaloides
Cultivar Variegatus
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 10
Grow Zones
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