This plant is native to South Africa. This is the actual plant you will receive. The stems are dark, almost black and contrast beautifully with the blue grey leaf. Grow this plant in full sun to part shade. This is a winter grower. Water the plant while in leaf, but keep it warm when doing so. When it is dormant and the leaves drop (usually during summer), stop watering. At the end of summer/fall new leaves will start to form and that tells you to start watering again. The flowers are white with purple.