Less potent in it’s analgesic effects than other “toothache plants,” this plant is used in cooking and has a history of use for gum disease, toothache, malaria, and water purification in its home land of Kenya. Makes a beautiful cascading plant over a rock wall or container or does well in a hanging basket.
Water: Moderate to Wet
Hardiness: Frost Tender but can survive winter if protected
Habit: Creeping perennial groundcover to 6" tall, has glossy leaves, succulent red stems, and yellow conehead flowers. Great for hanging baskets.
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Average to rich
Origin: Tropical East Africa