Both commonly-sold species have decorative stems, but those of Pedilanthus macrocarpus are bare most of the year. Both have inconspicuous red flowers concealed in tubular or slipper-shaped red bracts.Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Native to Mexico. This shrub grows to 5 ft. tall, and 2 to 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 best form in full sun.
Native to Mexico. This shrub grows to 5 ft. tall, and 2 to 3 ft. wide, with small, scanty leaves that ...
Native to Baja California.To 1 ft. high, 3 ft. or wider.Light green, deeply cut leaves.Lilac-colored f...
Native to Ariazona and Mexico. Columnar cactus branching from base (also from top, if injured) to form...