Slipper Flower

 

 

Pedilanthus macrocarpus

 

Euphorbiaceae

 

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Form: Succulent perennial
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 3 ft high by 3 ft wide
Leaves
: Very small and short lived, leaving the green stems
Flowers
: 1 inch bracts, red and slipper-like
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Upright and open form, very unusual
Range/Origin
: Baja California and Sonora
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 12, 13, 19-24, 25o F

Comments: No thorns, attracts hummingbirds, good container plant

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full to partial sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings, seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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