Plant Care Variegated Devil's Backbone
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Variegated Devil's Backbone

4.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Taxonomy

Pedilanthus tithymaloides
Pedilanthus

How to care for Variegated Devil's Backbone

Water

How often to water your Variegated Devil's Backbone

Water needs for Variegated Devil's Backbone
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Devil's Backbone needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variegated Devil's Backbone

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated Devil's Backbone in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Devil's Backbone: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated Devil's Backbone may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Devil's Backbone

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Devil's Backbone: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variegated Devil's Backbone after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Variegated Devil's Backbone

Variegated Devil's Backbone

Variegated Devil's Backbone


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Jennisgreengirls avatar
@Jennisgreengirls
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,352 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
06/11/2021

Cute and resilient, but a very slow grower.

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