Plant ID forum: Mystery Plant

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ConfusedPotato
Nov 13, 2017 10:09 AM CST
My father & I are confused as to what plant it is. We don't know what it is. We live in the Middle East. Can you help us?
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greene
Nov 13, 2017 10:25 AM CST
Please tell us a bit more. Are you growing this plant at home or did you see it in a different place? Is it a plant used as food?
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terrafirma
Nov 13, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Looks very much to my eyes like a variegated Devil's Backbone. Variegated Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus')
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porkpal
Nov 13, 2017 2:19 PM CST
Yes, I have one like it and was told it was Red Bird Cactus another of the common names.
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ConfusedPotato
Nov 16, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Hey guys, It took me days to reply. I appreciate all your replies.. Here's an attached picture which shows a close up photo of the plant. This plant was seen by my Father in his co-worker's office and was given to him, and now we're taking care of it at home.. I've been searching for it.. Sighing!
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ConfusedPotato
Nov 16, 2017 12:28 PM CST
terrafirma said:Looks very much to my eyes like a variegated Devil's Backbone. Variegated Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus')
--- I've searched for what you've said, I don't know if it really is because the photos that I've seen shows a variety of it. Others have red leaves, or even thicker stem.. I really want to know what this is.

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ConfusedPotato
Nov 16, 2017 12:30 PM CST
porkpal said:Yes, I have one like it and was told it was Red Bird Cactus another of the common names.
-- How do you take care of it? Is it safe or poisonous? Sighing! ; We're just new to this plant & we're not familiar of it..

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plantladylin
Nov 16, 2017 4:24 PM CST
It does resemble Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides) or a variety thereof. The leaves on my plqn5 attain reddish shades when the weather gets cool.






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purpleinopp
Nov 17, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Other varieties are pictured here, and some are just listed without pics.
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ConfusedPotato
Nov 17, 2017 11:10 AM CST
plantladylin said:It does resemble Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides) or a variety thereof. The leaves on my plqn5 attain reddish shades when the weather gets cool.






All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.


Thank You! Ohhh, so that explains why our plant hasn't turned into a reddish color/shade, winter is coming here in the Middle East.. so it might change it's shade, when it was in my Father's office it was extremely hot, thus the light green shade.. Should we keep it or nah? Shrug!
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ConfusedPotato
Nov 17, 2017 11:12 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Other varieties are pictured here, and some are just listed without pics.
https://garden.org/plants/sear...


Oh my! Thanks for this. It really helped me alot! Thank You!
It might be it, since I've received alot of replies which suggests what it is. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Nov 17, 2017 2:02 PM CST
Happy to try to aid your investigation. If you like looking at it, it's a keeper. As far as I know, its' only value is ornamental, unless you want to do something like make rubber from the latex sap. LOL! Probably not.
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