Pedilanthus

 

Pedilanthus is a genus of a dozen of tropical American shrubby plants related to euphorbias. They differ mainly in their flowers of asymetrical shape and look like a bird head or a shoe. The name Pedilanthus means 'foot-shaped flower', this is also reflected in the common name of Slipper Spurge where spurge is an usual name for an euphorbia.

Most species are frost sensitive, place them in a protected area of the garden (if your climate is mild). They are propagated by cuttings.

Species and varieties
Pedilanthus macrocarpus (Slipper Plant, Gallito)
Pedilanthus tithymaloides (Devil's Backbone)

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