Surely someone knows what this plant is.
When I was at Mom’s in April, she had this big pencil looking plant growing in a pot on her porch. I asked her what it was and she said they just call it the “Pouba plant” because her friend Pouba gave her a cutting.
Mom whacked off four little pieces and gave them to me. I stuck them in the floor of my car and got busy. After being home about a week, I got them out and planted them, thinking they probably wouldn’t make it but they’re doing good. They’ve bloomed and almost tripled in size from when I planted them. They have more shoots coming up from the dirt.
I have no idea what the real name of it might be. It has a pencil like stalk, makes these green/white leaves but also makes lots of pinkish red small flowers. I’d love to know what they are so I can figure out how cold tolerant they are. I’ve googled everything I can think of and am not finding anything that looks exactly like it.
Any ideas? Thanks!