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Friday, August 3, 2012

Euphorbia bracteata - The Little Bird Flower

Scientific name: Euphorbia bracteata
Synonym: Pedilanthus bracteatus

Common name: Little Bird Flower, Slipper Flower, Candelilla
Chinese name: Xiao Niao Hua (小鸟花)

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Mexico, and native to Tropical America
Category: Perennial herbaceous shrub
Photo taken at: My home garden

Attractive feature: Regarded by Chinese as fengshui plant of good fortune.
Special note: The plants leaves and stems are poisonous

Growing requirements:
Grow under the full sun to partial shade, in well-drained soil, water regularly.

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