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Full Sun; Filtered Shade
(H X W) 3’x3’
Lady’s slipper is one of the best container plants for warm climates. This striking succulent has mostly leafless, lime green stems, about ½ inch in diameter, that stand straight up in the full sun, or get arched and wavy depending on the amount of shade. This plant forms a clump of stems to about 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. In the fall and spring, unusual slipper-shaped orange-red flowers appear along the stems. Hummingbirds are attracted to it’s flowers. Lady’s slipper needs good drainage and is extremely drought tolerant. In the hot low deserts, it appreciates some filtered shade.
Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information
The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others!
Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.
Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.