The Candelilla Plant
(Euphorbia Antisyphillitica and Pedilanthus Pavonis) grows in
Northeastern Mexico in the wilds of the north central plains and
foothills of the Chihuahua Desert, a semi-arid area of more than 100,000
square kilometers. The production of Candelilla Wax is confined to areas
where rugged climatic and topographical conditions combine to produce
the highest wax-yielding varieties. Plants growing in the hottest and
driest areas produce a scale-like covering on the plant, which yields a
hard vegetable wax of superior quality.
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