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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 20, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Hi all.
A friend gave these pieces to me. She doesn't know what they are. I put them in water to root, to no availโ€ฆSo I put them in a pot, and they have rooted and are beginning to grow. I pinched off a leave, and it has a milky sap, as can be seen in pic.#2. The leaves have a waxy feel.
Can you lead me in a direction for possible ID?
Thanks.
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DavidofDeLand
Oct 20, 2013 10:49 AM CST
Possibly?

Variegated Devil's Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus, Christmas Candle
Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus'
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Horntoad
Oct 20, 2013 11:29 AM CST
I agree. I have some of this myself and it is a very tough plant. I brought it in for the winter one year and it got moved behind some boxes. It didn't get water or light for about 9 months. When I found it, it looked like a brown stick. I put it outside and watered and it came right back. It roots very easy from cuttings.

Variegated Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus')
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 20, 2013 11:59 AM CST
Outstanding!!! I've heard of Variegated Devil's Backbone. Never heard of the other names though. Blinking And didn't know it was a Euphorbia!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I tip my hat to you.
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Swayback
Oct 20, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Agreed!
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 25, 2013 6:43 PM CST
Tara, in winter, the leaves get really pretty pink to rosy pink almost red coloration where the white is now. They look nice & showy. I agree with what everyone else said about them. BTW, when we had those 2 winters down south where my bird bath froze solid, the devil's backbone fared quite well. It was planted in ground but on the north side of a north facing cement block stucco wall.

Just don't get any of the juice on clothing unless you want it ruined. If you get it on clothes, a couple hours later you will notice dark, dark, rust or blood colored spots & it's where the sap got on your clothes. I guarantee it can not be washed out with anything known to man. And if anyone *has* found anything that will get the stain out PLEASE let me know.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 25, 2013 7:29 PM CST
Thanks for that great info. Ann! And I'll definitely remember about that sap! Blinking Sounds like you have sad personal experience with the sap! Rolling my eyes.
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 25, 2013 7:42 PM CST
Yep, I have garden clothes that look like I committed murder in them but I keep them for when I cut back anything which has the milky white sap such as Confederate jasmine, crotons & even things like elephant ears & white bird of paradise which have clear juice but it does the same thing when it dries. Jatropha has the white sap too.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Swayback
Oct 26, 2013 1:21 AM CST
Most all of the above listed plants range from mild irritant to toxic

Including the pedilanthus.
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purpleinopp
Oct 29, 2013 2:37 PM CST
Yes, latex can cause serious misery for those who are sensitive to it. Also in Ficus, Ipomoea, Plumeria, Ascleipas. Those sensitive might have sensitivity to other alkaloids too, common in the Aroid family. Suddenly, heart-leaf Philodendron is giving me a rash too.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 31, 2013 1:39 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks y'allโ€ฆGreat info.! I tip my hat to you.

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