Leatherstem

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Leatherstem

Jatropha dioica
Sangre de Dagro
2

4 feet
2

4 feet
Southwest Texas and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or part shade. Deciduous, with thick glossy leaves and white flowers in late spring. The arching rubbery stems form small spreading colonies that make excellent drought- and cold-hardy specimens for any xeric landscape; shrub-like during the warm season. Leatherstem is most striking when leafless in winter. Native Americans used the reddish sap as an astringent. A Texas native, south to Mexico.

Maintenance

Occasional shaping.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
2-4' H, 2-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
January, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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