Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pedilanthus macrocarpus crest

This is a plant we've had for a long time, a crest of Pedilanthus macrocarpus. We're going to be putting this up on Ebay soon, along with the two Haworthias we just posted. It obviously has a normal offshoot which will need to be removed, but we'll leave that to the buyer.

Commonly known as the Slipper Plant or Candelilla, it is native to the Sonoran Desert of Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. The crested form is highly prized and sometimes occurs naturally in the wild.

Actually, candelilla (meaning "little candle") is used for at least two plants in the spurge or euphorbia family (Euphorbiaceae). The other plant is Euphorbia antisyphilitica of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Enjoy your plants!
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