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Pedilanthus ssp. smallii 'Nana Compacta'


Tropical America


Pedilanthus 'Nana Compacta' is a very unusual succulent plant with fleshy white & grey leaves arranged opposite in pairs. It resembles a ladder. Elongated, elliptic leaves are slightly folded upwards along the midvein, forming a boat-like shape. The stem's zigzag shape is greatly compressed with very short inter-nodes , creating a braided-like texture.


Grow Pedilanthus in full sun to partial shade in a very well-drained, sand-based soil. In hot summers, shade is recommended for afternoons and so is moisture. Keep the soil drier in winter. 

Take care not to over-water, which can cause rotting. Water sparingly, just enough to make the potting mixture moist.

Liquid fertilizer should be used once a month. Plant in well drained sandy mixture.

Landscape Use 

Ideal for office Table Top & Windowsills

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