House Plant

Devils backbone ‘Mystery planet’ (aka Pedilanthus tithymaloides ‘Mystery planet’-)

  • Location:

    I am from central and North-South America
  • Looks:

    I am a shrub like succulent with zig zag stems and fleshy variegated bracts
  • Height:

    If you look after me I can grow up to 1.8m tall
  • Environment:

    I am a hardy plant, I like full sun to partial shade
  • Flowers:

    I have reddish flowers in summertime. When flowering or chilly winter temperatures appear, my leaves may flush pink too
  • Grooming:

    Prune off any unsightly leaves, (milky sap from pruning may be a mild skin irritant)
  • Life Span:

    I am a quick grower and can last a long time
  • Feeding:

    In warm conditions keep me moist, but if it’s cold let me dry out between waterings
  • Fact:

    People often use me for hedging (outdoors of course), watch out though I self sow
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