A very attractive creeping/ trailing succulent with stems reaching up to 100cm long on mature plants. Each stem is lined with swollen, spherical to oval leaves with a small pointed tip that resemble peas with a longitudinal translucent stripe. When growing in shadier spots, more rounded, smaller foliage develops being the most attractive leaf form. If grown in full sun the leaves become much larger and more oval in shape. The leaves have developed this swollen manner to hold water in the dry summer conditions of its natural home of the Southwest part of South Africa. In it’s home territory it is usually found growing in the partial shade of rocks and trees but if growing as a houseplant position in a bright area out of direct midday summer sun.
The flowers can often appear on and off through the season and are white with pink to red, yellow tipped stamens that protrude beyond the petals. Plant in hanging baskets or trailing over pots and walls for a dramatic effect but get ready for a bombardment of questions by everyone that sees it as the long stems do look quite dramatic.
Plant in a well drained, nutrient poor, gritty/ sandy compost and allow to dry out between waterings. Cold does not seem to be a problem for this plant if given very sharply drained soil. Our plants have survived -6c down here in the south of England without any damage in a sheltered garden spot.
Sent as a young plant in an 9cm pot similar to one photo'd in the pot. Propagated and grown from relatively cold hardy plants and maintained in cold greenhouses to maintain their hardiness.