Euphorbia tithymaloides L.
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Euphorbia tithymaloides, also known as Slipper-flower, is an enchanting succulent plant renowned for its unique, slipper-shaped bracts that surround tiny inconspicuous flowers. This ornamental beauty belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and boasts a diverse color palette, with varieties displaying shades of pink, red, orange, and yellow.
With a compact and bushy growth habit, Slipper-flower reaches a maximum height of 30 cm, making it a charming addition to gardens, rockeries, and indoor collections. Its leaves are slender and elongated, providing an elegant backdrop to the flamboyant bracts.
This hardy plant thrives in well-draining soil and prefers bright, indirect light or partial shade. As a low-maintenance species, it withstands dry spells and requires minimal watering, making it suitable for busy gardeners or those in arid climates.
Caution should be exercised around Euphorbia tithymaloides, as its milky sap can cause skin irritation. Nevertheless, its captivating appearance and minimal care needs make it a delightful choice for both novice and experienced gardeners seeking a touch of exotic allure.