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Devils Backbone plant

Posted by js_plants none (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 0:59

Hi to all I wanted to know if anyone has had this issue or have heard of it. I ordered a variegate Devils B.B. from a garden center and it was packed in peet and dry so I potted it in cactus soil, my question is it arrived with curled leaves and after several months its still this way. It is pest free and growing fine I just see the ones on line with arrow looking leaves. I never water it until my water gage shows its dry. I truly think these gage's is great for all plants due to under or over watering eve cacti.

I dont understand why these leaves do not open up and look normal. It gets morning sun.

Thanks for your help.


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RE: Devils Backbone plant

Your plant is Pedilanthus tithymaloides.

There are several different cultivars, some with curly leaves.

Can you post a photo?

The more sunlight, leaves darken. Devil's Backbone does wonders outdoors in summer.

Did you buy your plant from a local store? If so, maybe an employee knows its type???

Toni


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