Candelilla

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Candelilla

Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Wax Plant
1

3 feet
2

4 feet
Chihuahuan Desert
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Sun; some protection from western sun can make for a more attractive plant. Evergreen, with mostly unbranched pale, waxy stems. Leaves and white flowers are both inconspicuous. The waxy coating was widely harvested during the 20th century, making candelilla somewhat scarce in the wild. Use carefully around children, who may be attracted to the toylike appearance of the stems; many plants in this genus, like poinsettia, castor bean, etc., can be toxic and irritating to the skin.

Maintenance

None required. Expect some effort to contain the spreading clump; undesirable offshoots can be easily picked.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
1-3' H, 2-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Bees, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, White
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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