Monday, October 25, 2010

Pedilanthus macrocarpus cristate

Known as the Slipper Plant or "Gallito", from the Sonoran Desert in Mexico and Baja, this is a leafless succulent shrub which sometimes produces crested stems. Our primary interest is in these crested forms. For those of us who can't plant them outside, they make a cool pot specimen. It's a dry-land shrub, so don't over-water. It gets its common name from the shape of its flowers.

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