A fun plant for growing indoors or out during warm weather. The thick succulent stems grow in a zig-zag direction, back and forth between each leaf. The green and white variegated leaves take on a rosy blush in bright, sunny conditions. Devil’s Backbone can be grown as a landscape plant in frost-free areas where it develops into a shrub from 6-8′ (2-2.5m) and produces small red flowers. Plants grown indoors rarely bloom but are prized for their beautiful form and colorful foliage.
A word of caution; all parts of this plant contain a milky sap that can irritate skin and may be harmful if eaten. Take care to locate the plant where it won’t be in contact with children and pets. Wear garden gloves when pruning or transplanting to avoid possible skin irritation.
Grow as a houseplant in any bright location. Makes a nice patio plant outdoors during warm weather. A useful landscape plant in frost-free climates.