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Plant Type: Euphorbia
Plant Height: 6-20 feet
Spread: 5-10 feet
Flower Color: bright red or orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Ocotillo, scientifically known as Fouquieria splendens, is a unique and striking desert plant native to the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. It is known for its distinctive growth habit and spectacular floral display.

Ocotillo typically grows to about 6 to 20 feet in height and spreads 5 to 10 feet wide. It features long, slender, spiny stems that grow from a short base and reach upwards toward the sky, resembling a natural fence or spiky sculpture. The stems are leafless for much of the year but sprout small green leaves quickly after rainfall.

One of the most eye-catching aspects of Ocotillo is its flowers. In spring, and sometimes after summer rains, the tips of the stems burst into bloom with clusters of bright red or orange tubular flowers. These blooms are highly attractive to hummingbirds and other nectar-seeking birds and insects.

Ocotillo thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. It's highly drought-tolerant and well-suited to desert landscaping, xeriscaping, and rock gardens. This plant is a superb choice for adding vertical interest and a dramatic touch to the landscape.

In landscaping, Ocotillo is often used as a focal point, natural fence, or architectural feature. It's also popular in native plant gardens and wildlife gardens due to its ability to attract pollinators.

Overall, Ocotillo is a low-maintenance and visually impressive plant, perfect for creating a striking statement in a garden. Its unique form, adaptability to arid conditions, and spectacular blooms make it a standout addition to any landscape in suitable climates.

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