Dalechampia spathulata, Dalechampia roezliana, Winged Beauty Shrub

Dalechampia spathulata, Dalechampia roezliana

Winged Beauty Shrub
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Mexico to Costa Rica
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The genus honors Jacques Dalechamps, a 16th century French physician and botanist. This plant is related to Dalechampia dioscoreifolia which is an exotic vine with unusually looking flowers. This species is a very slow growing shrub under 3 ft. The stipules around small yellow flower centers of D. roezliana look like wings of an exotic butterfly. Leaves always look downwards. Rare in cultivation.

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