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Slipper Plant, Candelilla (Pedilanthus bracteatus)

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Slipper Plant, Candelilla
Pedilanthus bracteatus


Slipper Plant, Candelilla (Pedilanthus bracteatus) cyathia with their colorful bracts ... (As observed at the Kula Botanical Garden in Maui, Hawaii in October)

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Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

This is an interesting flower!

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I thought that I would never find this plan's ID. Then, it dawned on me that the plant itself reminded me of my variegated devil's backbone plant.
I decided that it must be closely related and I was happy that I was correct. The bloom's are quite different. By the number of photos I uploaded, I guess you can see that I became a bit fascinated with the plant and its blooms.

Thank you for your comment.

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

I do not blame you. It is so different. A real find. I love to come across such jewels.

I can spend hours trying to ID a plant. Makes me nuts. LOL

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Yep, I know the feeling. My husband gave me a new camera for Christmas. I haven't taken one photo with it yet because I have photos of plants that I need to identify from my Maui adventure, my trip to the Seattle area and lots of seemingly "obscure" native Texas plants.

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