Slipper Plant

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Slipper Plant

Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Candlelilla, Gallito, Racimos de Zapatitos
3

5 feet
3

5 feet
Mexico
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Light shade. Evergreen (hardy to mid 20’s F; benefits from protection below 30.) Long, leafless green stems bear slipper- or bird-shaped orange-red flowers in late summer and fall. Even in a pot, slipper plant can survive 2-3 weeks without summer irrigation; it’s much hardier in the ground. In south-central Texas it appreciates some protection from scorching sun.

Maintenance

Occasional grooming and freeze protection; supplemental water as needed in summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
3-5' H, 3-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Orange
Bloom Time:
August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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