The pinwheel plant is a succulent,
usually grown primarily for its foliage. It is easy to grow with
very little care.
It is usually cloned rather than grown from seed. Any rosette,
when broken off and placed on the soil, will grow into a
This is the flower spike of the
pinwheel plant. Generally, to maintain a compact shape, I cut the
spikes off before they have a chance to flower.
The pinwheel flowers are rather small. Here is a close up of the flower spike.
Here the pinwheel plants have formed a
solid mass along the edge of the garden. I have found that when
trimmed, they form a low hedge.
A pinwheel forms at the end of each
branch. A branch of the pinwheel plant sends down aerial
roots. As a result it can spread over a large area. If a
branch is broken, it has cloned a new plant.
As aerial roots reach down between the
many branches, a very dense tangle forms underneath the foliage.
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