Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Blooms repeatedly
Foliage: Grown for foliage Blue-Green
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is suitable for growing indoors Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Provides winter interest Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
I've had this plant for years and never knew it's name 'til today. It grows best in protected shade. In the open in Escondido and Eureka it will freeze back, but there is always a piece if not the whole plant that recovers. it's easy to pull but will grow wherever you throw it. The most interesting feature is the little plantlets that form on the inflorescence after the cloud of starry little flowers drop. The plantlets are easily scattered and take root wherever they land. Attractive, low maintenance, a no kill house plant, and easy to share with friends.
On Mar 4, 2009, nomosno from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
Easy to grow plant - it is an understatement, frankly. This plant is now everwhere in my garden where there is shade, obviously spreading from seeds. What does not make it into the pest category that is it slow growing and very easy to remove given that it seems to have very shallow roots.
The flowers are a nice pink color and very showy in a large mass.
On Nov 30, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Excellent indoor plant, ground cover or hanging plant. Stacked pairs of evergreen leaves. White flowers with pink undersides bloom in late winter/early spring. Clumps and spreads very quickly. Native to South Africa.
On Aug 30, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Easy beginner plant, grows fast, cute suspended flowers, native to South Africa, needs water in hottest areas.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Alameda, California Arroyo Grande, California Brentwood, California Carlsbad, California Clayton, California Eureka, California Fairfield, California Fremont, California Huntington Beach, California Lodi, California Menifee, California Pleasant Hill, California San Diego, California San Jose, California Solana Beach, California