Lady’s Slipper (Pedilanthus macrocarpus)
- Other common names are Lady’s Slipper Euphorbia, Desert Pencil Brush
- Synonym: Euphorbia lomelii
- Provide a great way to add color to any drought tolerant landscape
- Deciduous with year round interest
- Hummingbirds are attracted to the reddish orange flowers that open from late spring through summer
Lady’s Slipper, Pedilanthus macrocarpus, is native to Mexico and offers an excellent way to add color to any drought-tolerant landscape. In fact, one of their most attractive features is its colorful flowers. The flowers are orange-red colored and shaped like tiny little slippers, hence the common name of Lady’s Slipper. Another feature we like is its vertical, pale lime green stems, and the combination of flowers and stems make it a favorite for use in a succulent garden, rock garden or growing in containers! Use it as a living sculpture that is sure to get your yard noticed for all the right reasons!
Lady Slipper plants can tolerate light shade but will have the best form when allowed to grow with full sun exposure. Homeowners and landscapers alike rave about how easy these plants are to grow. Once established, Pedilanthus macrocarpus have low to moderate watering needs. These plants are also considered very drought tolerant once established, so use them in xeriscape landscape designs and enjoy the view!
These Lady’s Slipper plants are an excellent addition to any landscape in the Southwest, and Moon Valley Nurseries is the grower so that we can assure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! A favorite with landscape architects! Visit any of our nurseries today and ask us about a free landscape design consultation. We will be glad to help you handpick the perfect Lady’s Slipper that is the perfect fit for your yard! We also grow the trees and other plants that are the ideal complement to this colorful plant!