Pedilanthus tithymaloides 'Nana'
1 GALLON DWARF RED BIRD CACTUS/JACOBS LADDER/GREEN DEVILS BACKBONE
Pedilanthus tithymaloides ‘Nana’
Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Nana’
USDA Zones: 10a-11
This cactus grows to be 8-15” tall & 4-8” wide. It is seaside/salt tolerant. It attracts hummingbirds & is deer resistant. This succulent likes partial shade & hates full sun making it a perfect candidate for a container garden that sits on your dining room table or somewhere further inside your house away from the window.
You will receive a 1 gallon size bare rooted plant without a pot.
MAINTENANCE IS EASY!
- Plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil.
- Water thoroughly once every 1.5 - 2 weeks (or when soil is bone dry) until you can see water fall through your pot’s drainage hole.
- Place in area with semi-shade or partial sun/indirect light. Full sun or direct light will burn its leaves.
LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN —
PLANTING YOUR SUCCULENT
In order for your succulent to thrive, you will need to plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil. Here at Horticult, we start our containers with approximately 1-2” of PermaTill (a small, expanded slate gravel; depending on size of container). If you don’t have PermaTill, any type of small pebble will work! Fill the rest of the pot with regular potting soil or a cactus mix. Once you’ve planted your succulent, you may then use the same gravel you used at the bottom of the pot to spread around the top of the pot for a decorative element. This top gravel will also weigh down the soil, so when you water your plants the soil will not spill over the top.
The Pedilanthus tithymaloides 'Nana' is a succulent. By definition, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. The water gets to the leaves through the roots. This is why it’s important to saturate your plant when watering. The water must get to the roots, so the roots can suck up the water to the leaves! With that being said, it is extremely important your soil be allowed to dry. If a succulent’s roots are sitting in standing water it will first bring too much water to the leaves, which will cause them to become soggy & fall off, & then cause root rot, eventually leading to your plant’s demise! While this sounds awful & is ultimately detrimental, it is easily avoided! Wait until your soil is bone dry before watering again :) Easy peezy!
This succulent needs some shade or partial sun/indirect light. Full sun or direct light will burn it's leaves. If you’re planting this in an indoor container, place the plant a few meters from a window on the east or west.
KEEP IN MIND
This is a delicate plant! While the foliage remains strong in stable environments where the needs of the cactus are met, shipping can be a whole other ball game. We have had many successful shipments where the plant is received without a leaf missing, but we have also had a few instances where the Pedilanthus was received with some foliage that had fallen off the main stem. With that being said, just because the leaves have detached from the stem it doesn’t mean the base of the plant has been harmed. As long as the stem is healthy it will grow back new leaves.
In any case, at Horticult we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction & will do whatever is necessary to make sure you, the customer, is happy. It is important to note, as our policy states, that if you are unhappy with the plant’s state of arrival it is crucial for you to send pictures within one day of reception so as we can work with you as best we can.
Thank you for shopping with Horticult! Please remember that unless otherwise stated in the description area of your plant's listing, all of our plants are shipped bare root without a pot. All plants sold in a hanging basket will include a pot.
Please remember the shipping of live plants can be tricky. We prefer to ship on Monday-Wednesday to minimize the time your new plant baby will spend in the box! We’ll stay in touch & keep you updated!
We will ship as economically as possible. If we are able to fit your order in less boxes than ETSY calculates, we will refund the extra shipping costs.
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