Native to Mexico, this popular, readily branching, evergreen
perennial has a compact, upright habit, becoming weeping as the
stems lengthen. Growing up to 12 in (30 cm), the attractive stems
are composed of bluish green, interlocking leaves that have a plump, lanceolate form. In cultivation clusters of long, pinkish red,
starry flowers may bloom at the stem tips in summer. It makes an
basket plant but should be handled with care as the
leaves readily detach.
Hardiness zone from 9 To 12
Flowering colors: Pink, Red
Cultivation: They range from being frost tender to fully frost
hardy. Fertile, porous soil is preferred; however some types are
extremely robust and will grow in most soil types. They need full
sun. Propagate perennials, shrubs and subshrubs from seed in spring
or fall (autumn) or by division or from cuttings in spring through
mid-summer. Propagate annuals and biennials from seed sown under
glass in early spring or outdoors in mid-spring.