Swizzle Sticks, Cigar Plant
This plant is native to Northern Africa from Morocco (Sahara Desert) to the Arabian Peninsula. Grow this plant in full sun to part shade. This is generally a summer dormant species, but we water this plant year-round to try and keep it in leaf. It is an opportunistic grower. The stems have a dusty powder layer and lovely patterns of various shades of green. The flowers are a puffy white with purple and pink elements. This plant does not grow very tall, less than 2 feet, but it will spread out and form an open cluster.