I just bought this at Lowe's, no tag of course. Any ideas what it might be? I thought it looked sort of like it was in the bamboo family but I am not sure.
I know this one. Its not a grass (bamboo is a type of grass) but I think its something close to Euphorbia.
OK I will research that. It was the only one there, I asked the attendant and they didnt know. SURPRISE!! (Not)
Good luck! Id like to know too.
Larry here is what I found but this is one is varigated.
Euphorbia tiruis. I cant find any other information besides the name. If anyone else has growing information, I would appreciate it.
Nope. sorry, I don't think so.
I think it's called Pedilanthus (Devil's Ivy). It comes in all green & in variegated. I believe it's a form of Euphorbia, so I'd recommend caution when handling it & its sap (to avoid potential skin irritation).
Ah,Pedilanthus tityhmaloides, also known as Euphorbia tithymaloides. Lumpers and splitters in action again..and yes its toxic:
Here is a link that might be useful: Zig Zag Euphorbia info
Thanks Larry, I appreciate the info.
Of course I want one...;)
Pedilanthus thithamaloides. A few cultivars available. Reddish tint develops if temps cool enough. Can flower, small little red flowers that appear to be flying, leading to the name red bird cactus. I prefer the variegated forms, especially a cultivar called splish splash, with a variegated stem in addition to the leaf.
What in the euphorbia group ain't poisonous to some degree?
It's scientific name is Euphorbia tithymaloides. According to Wiki these are some of it's common names:
Buck-thorn, Cimora misha, Christmas Candle, Devil's Backbone, Fiddle Flower, Ipecacuahana, Jacob's Ladder, Japanese Poinsettia, Jew's Slipper, Jewbush, Milk-Hedge, Myrtle-Leaved Spurge, Padus-Leaved Clipper Plant, Red Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower, Slipper Plant, Slipper Spurge, Timora Misha, and Zig-Zag Plant.
I've only ever called it Zig-Zag Plant. I've got a lot of it at my place, both green and variegated. Never look after it. Some is growing in full shade and doesn't have a lot of growth. One growing in the sun is a big clump/bush, or maybe multiple plants.
Wow thanks everyone. I seen it last week and when I went back today it was still there.
Thanks everyone for the info.