This large shrub 5-10 ft tall is native to the tropical Americas and is known for its ornamental foliage and pink flowers. Its common name is the Devil's Backbone. It is a rather irritant plant due to the presence of a milky sap. When it comes to growing care for Euphorbia tithymaloides, it is not a very demanding plant. It needs full sun during the fall and winter, and semi-shade in the summer. It is best to keep the potting mixture moist, but not too wet, especially when the room temperature is below 60F. Liquid fertilizer should be given to the plant once a month. It is recommended to use a well drained sandy mixture when planting, and a small pot. If necessary, you can change the pot size to one that is slightly bigger when the roots become crowded.
Euphorbia tithymaloides can be grown USDA Zone 9-11. In colder climate it can be grown in a pot. Be sure to bring the plant indoors during the winter in colder climates.
Overall, Euphorbia tithymaloides is a low-maintenance, hardy plant with beautiful pink flowers and ornamental foliage, making it a great addition to any home.