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Pedilanthus macrocarpus (Lady’s Slipper)

Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Lady’s Slipper, Slipper Plant

This striking succulent forms a clump of mostly leafless, lime green stems, about ½ inch in diameter, that may be erect or arched and wavy. In the spring and fall, unusual orange-red slipper-shaped flowers appear along the stems. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Plant in full to to part shade and provide good drainage. Protect from frost. It is native to Baja California.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Shade, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Orange
Flower Season Spring, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 4 (ft)
Spread 4 (ft)
Spacing 3' - 5' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Cold, Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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