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Slipper Plant

Pedilanthus macrocarpus

Candlelilla, Gallito, Racimos de Zapatitos

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.

Origins: Mexico

Maintenance

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

A slow-growing succulent with a big footprint and tiny slipper flowers.

Min. Height: 3'

Max Height: 5 feet'

Min. Width: 3'

Max Width: 5 feet'

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