Pedilanthus Tithymaloides ‘Green’ is a very unusual succulent plant with fleshy dark green almost black leaves arranged opposite in pairs.
It resembles a ladder.
This evergreen shrub has zigzagging fleshy stems with thick waxy deep green symmetrical leaves and produces star like clusters of red flowers.
Grow Pedilanthus in full sun to partial shade in a very well-drained, sand-based soil. In hot summers, shade is recommended for afternoons and so is moisture. Keep the soil drier in winter.
Take care not to over-water, which can cause rotting. Water sparingly, just enough to make the potting mixture moist.
Liquid fertilizer should be used once a month. Plant in well drained sandy mixture. 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.