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Jacob’s Ladder (Euphorbia Tithymaloides Varigated)

Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹40.00.

Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata, commonly known as Variegated Devil’s Backbone or Jacob’s Ladder, is a striking succulent plant prized for its unique appearance and low-maintenance nature.

Variegated Devil’s Backbone Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – 6–8 feet (1.8–2.4 meters) in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Indoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C)
  5. Fertilization – Variegated Devil’s Backbone (Pedilanthus tithymaloides) plants don’t require much fertilizer for normal growth. You can add half-strength liquid fertilizer to the soil when the lower leaves turn yellow, which will keep the plant well fed for several months. You can also add a few handfuls of perlite to regular store-bought cactus soil to improve drainage.

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Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata, commonly known as Variegated Devil’s Backbone or Jacob’s Ladder, is a striking succulent plant prized for its unique appearance and low-maintenance nature. This plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is native to Central America and the Caribbean. Its distinctive feature is its waxy, fleshy stems that grow in a zigzag pattern, resembling a zigzagging ladder, hence the name “Jacob’s Ladder.”

The variegated variety of Euphorbia tithymaloides is particularly eye-catching due to its irregular patterns of cream, green, and sometimes pink colors along the edges of its leaves, adding a splash of color to any indoor or outdoor garden.

This plant is well-suited to a variety of environments and requires minimal care, thriving in bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and only requires occasional watering, making it an excellent choice for busy or novice gardeners.

However, it’s important to handle this plant with care as it produces a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin and toxic if ingested. Therefore, it’s best to keep it out of reach of pets and children.

Overall, Euphorbia tithymaloides variegata is a stunning and easy-to-grow succulent that adds a touch of tropical flair to any space with its unique appearance and minimal maintenance requirements.

 

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Ideal Conditions

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight for the plant. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but may scorch in intense, prolonged exposure. Place it near a window with filtered light or provide light with grow lights indoors.
  2. Temperature: This plant prefers temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. Protect it from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations.
  3. Soil: Plant Variegated Devil’s Backbone in well-draining soil mixtures designed for succulents or cacti. A blend of potting soil, sand, and perlite works well to provide adequate drainage.
  4. Humidity: Variegated Devil’s Backbone tolerates average indoor humidity levels but appreciates slightly higher humidity. Mist the plant occasionally or place a tray filled with pebbles and water beneath the pot to increase humidity.
  5. Container: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Repot the plant when it outgrows its current container, typically every 1-2 years in spring.
  6. Pruning: Trim any leggy or damaged stems to maintain a compact and attractive shape. Wear gloves and avoid contact with the sap, which can cause skin irritation.

Watering Period

Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering sessions. Water the plant thoroughly, but ensure excess water drains away to prevent root rot. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows down.

Fertilization

Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter months.

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Jacob's LadderJacob’s Ladder (Euphorbia Tithymaloides Varigated)
Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹40.00.

Availability: 24 in stock