The leaves on mine look nothing like those shown in the pictures posted...mine are not variegated. I've grown it from seed given to me by a 93 year old woman here in Dallas,TX...she called it 'the smallest flower in the world'. It took me years to find the name for it. The seed do plant themselves wherever they land. Great for sharing. They don't like too much shade. The scorcher temps this year seems to have reduced the blooms, but the plants are OK with a little water. The blooms on mine are pink and open mid afternoon and turn to seed by dusk. (The first research I did provided the name 'Jewels of Ophir' and I've just stuck with that.
On Apr 17, 2010, nekochanninja from Oldsmar, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
one of my favorite plants, with stalks of small pink flowers above the leaves which ripen to round yellow seed pods. my only dissapointment is that i have found that the seeds produce regular jewels of opar instead of variegated.
On Jun 2, 2008, opgardener from Middleburg, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
This plant seems to get more compliments than any other plant in my garden. I've not found it at all invasive and can easily get cuttings to root to share or expand my own collection. This year I have especially noticed the birds helping themselves to the seeds on the plant.
On Jul 22, 2005, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
It's been in my garden about four years. I don't find it invasive, nor has is spread via seeds. Perhaps where it's planted makes a difference. Mine is planted in mostly sun/partial shade. It doesn't require much care. Tiny blooms in early summer.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: