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Dwarf Devil’s Backbone, Pedilanthus ‘Nana Compacta’-Succulent

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Sr No. Item name
1 Dwarf Devil’s Backbone ‘nana compacta’ – Plant
2 terracotta pot/plastic pot

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650 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/06/20

Dwarf Devil’s Backbone, Pedilanthus ‘Nana Compacta’-Succulent

About Dwarf Devil’s Backbone Succulent

  • Variegated foliage are perpendicular in 2 files along either side of the stem.
  •  Fleshy white & grey leaves arranged opposite in pairs.
  • Elongated, elliptic leaves are slightly folded upwards along the midvein, forming a boat-like shape.
  • It is a clump-forming, succulent shrub or subshrub with a compact, erect growth form.
  • Bears small fruits are known as capsules.
  • The stem’s zigzag shape is greatly compressed with very short internodes creating a braided-like texture.
  • It is an evergreen succulent plant.

Plant specification

Common Name
Small’s Redbird Flower, Jacob’s Ladder, Dwarf Zigzag Plant, Dwarf Devil’s Backbone
Maximum Reachable Height 0.3 m
Flower Colour Red
Growth Rate Slow
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


  • It reponds well to partial to full sunlight.


  • Soil should be well drain sand based soil.
  • Do not let the plant sit in moist soil.
  • Can tolerate dry soils.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  •  Water sparingly, just enough to make the potting mixture moist.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.


  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Ornamental Uses:

  • It is used for roof gardening, container gardening, Window sills, Balcony, office tables.
  • Rockery and desert gardens.


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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Product contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Dwarf Devil’s Backbone ‘nana compacta’ – Plant
2 terracotta pot/plastic pot

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