All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare most of the year. Inconspicuous red flowers are concealed in tubular or slipper-shaped red bracts. Some botanists consider Pedilanthus to be a part of the genus Euphorbia.Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Native to Mexico. This shrub grows to 5 ft. tall and 2–3 ft. wide, with small, scanty leaves that drop soon after they emerge. The fleshy, waxy, whitish, forking, half-inch-thick stems are the main feature. Bears 1-in. bracts in late spring; may repeat in summer after rainfall. Tolerates light shade, but has the best form in full sun.
Native to Mexico. This shrub grows to 5 ft. tall and 2–3 ft. wide, with small, scanty leaves tha...
These Asian natives tend to spread slowly, are fairly deep rooted. Dormant and straw-colored during th...
This low grower forms spreading clumps of blunt, thick, blue-green, spiny-edged leaves just 3 in. long...