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Pedilanthus tithymaloides

Jew bush

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.2m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow-red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Pedilanthus tithymaloides (Jew bush). This is a slow-growing succulent. The fleshy, erect stems change direction at each node. The leaves are mid-green, with showy red bracts with small, scarlet flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

S. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Make sure you grow them in a sheltered spot as these plants are sensitive to the cold. They prefer well-drained soil with partial-shade.

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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