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Tall Slipper Plant

Tall Slipper Plant

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: red, orange, or yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Tall Slipper Plant, scientifically known as Pedilanthus macrocarpus, is a unique and architecturally striking succulent. It is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States and is known for its vertical growth habit and distinctive slipper-shaped flowers, from which it gets its common name.

This plant typically reaches heights of 4 to 6 feet, but under optimal conditions, it can grow even taller. The Tall Slipper Plant forms upright, branching stems that are leafless for much of the year. When present, the leaves are small and short-lived.

Pedilanthus macrocarpus thrives in full sun to light shade and prefers well-drained soil. It is highly drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and water-efficient gardens. The plant's unique structure makes it a striking addition to rock gardens, desert landscapes, or as a standalone specimen in a spacious container.

The Tall Slipper Plant is perhaps most notable for its colorful, slipper-shaped flowers, which can be red, orange, or yellow. These flowers are not only visually interesting but also attract pollinators like bees and hummingbirds. Flowering typically occurs in late spring to early summer.

As a succulent, the Tall Slipper Plant requires minimal watering and is relatively low-maintenance, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. It should be noted that the plant's sap is toxic and can cause skin irritation, so care should be taken when handling or pruning.

Overall, Pedilanthus macrocarpus is an excellent choice for adding structural interest and a touch of the exotic to a garden. Its architectural form, combined with its striking flowers and low water needs, makes it a valuable plant for creating impactful and sustainable garden designs.

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