What is bryophyllum?
These are tender, succulent plants that have stiff, straight, rounded stems ranging in height from 3 to 10 feet. They are clothed with fleshy, green, ovate, oblong or lance-shaped leaves with wavy margins. Their flowers are greenish-white or red and they daintily hang from atop the stems. These plants are natives of Asia and tropical and South Africa. The flowers are usually not very conspicuous, as these plants are mainly cultivated for their foliage. B. Daigremontianum has maroon speckled leaves and pink flowers. B. verticillatum (tubiflorum) has thin leaves blotched with purple and pink flowers.