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Tithymalus

Euphorbiaceae Tithymalus Mill.
 Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. (1754); Druce in Rep. Bot. Exch. Cl. Brit. Isles, 3: 435 (1913).
 
Tithymalus tithymaloides   (L.) Croizat
Amer. J. Bot. 24: 704. 1937
(Pedilanthus tithymaloides, Euphorbia tithymaloides)
Zig Zag Plant -
low water requirement half shade exposure







   This rare succulent has unusual zig-zag stems, green leaves with pink and white variegation, and can eventually grow into a 9' tall shrub. Native to the West Indies, this shrub has tiny green flowers, surrounded by red to yellow bracts, and does not tolerate harsh or damp conditions.
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Tithymalus page last updated: April 13, 2010.