These bright-colored, fast-growing shrubs are found most commonly as a tropical garden plant, but they make a worthwhile houseplant as well. Thin, woody stems are covered in small round green leaves that are splashed with white and sometimes pink.

Light: Part-sun

Water: Water to keep evenly damp soil. 

Environment: Maintain additional humidity for this plant. This may be done with a pebble tray, humidifier, or routine misting.

Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic

Of Note:

  • These shrubs grow quickly and can be kept bushy while still allowing a size increase with routine pruning. Cut the stems back just after a node and they will fill out again with new growth rapidly. An abundance of new growth will also help achieve more colorful foliage.

    *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.