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Pedilanthus tithymaloides
Zig zag plant
Pohon Zig zag Euphorbiaceae
 

Pedilanthus tithymaloides, Zig zag plant, Zig zag, Pohon Zig zag

 

Pedilanthus tithymaloides, Zig zag plant, Zig zag, Pohon Zig zag

This slow-growing succulent from the West Indies caPedilanthus tithymaloides, Zig zag plant, Zig zag, Pohon Zig zagn reach 6 ft (1.8 m) in cultivation.
The fleshy, erect stems change direction at each node, hence the name zigzag plant.
The leaves are mid-green and sprout from the stems in two rows, resembling ribs on a backbone.
Variegated cultivars are popular.
Showy red bracts encase small, scarlet flowers.
The stems, when cut, secrete a poisonous milky sap.
Cultivation: They prefer well-drained soil and full sun or part-shade.
Propagate from cuttings.

 

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