Grows to several feet in height after a number of years
Best grown inside, or in a conservatory or greenhouse
* USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
Flowers In Spring ; Is Sensitive to
Cold Below Freezing.

An unusual squat tree-like plant with a thick trunk and succulent stems shaped like sausages; dark green, leathery, heart shaped leaves with conspicuous veins; plants are dormant or semi-dormant for part of the year. Flowers are white and regular on a branched inflorescence. Only found on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. Makes an impressive small tree. We have seen a 40 year old specimen, so you might want to make provision for its care in your will.