Native to the Caribbean, this bizarre plant is passed from gardener to gardener as a curiosity. It grows 3 feet tall and about half as wide, featuring succulent, zigzagging stems set with 3- to 6 inches-long, medium green, diamond-shaped leaves. If growing conditions are good, it may produce small red flowers in summer. Commonly grown on windowsills, where it thrives in bright indirect light. Fertilize houseplants monthly from spring through summer with a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer; let soil go fairly dry between thorough waterings and provide excellent drainage. Ease up on watering in winter. Easy to propagate by cuttings. 'Variegatus', the most popular form, has leaves variegated with pink and creamy white.
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade
- Filtered Light
- Moderate Water
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11
- House Plants