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Pedilanthus macrocarpus

Succulent shrub native to the Sonoran desert, down to Baja California. It branches from the base and flowers abuntantly with red "cyathia". Its stems will stand straight upright when grown in full sun and will arch gracefully if kept with some shade. Hardy to extreme conditions.!

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Succulent shrub native to the Sonoran desert, down to Baja California. Pedilanthus macrocarpus branches from the base and flowers abuntantly with red "cyathia". Its stems will stand straight upright when grown in full sun and will arch gracefully if kept with some shade. It is used as an ornamental plant outdoors in mediterranean to dry subtropical areas, as it will make a nice garden shrub and will keep a low stature of about 1 m . This Pedilanthus is hardy to extreme conditions and will take light, short frosts.

Photo by David J. Stang, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Euphorbiaceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Red
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Succulents