Plant Catalog - CHONDROPETALUM TECTORUM
A compact South African marsh plant with upright, jointed, matte blue-green stems that grow as wide as the diameter of a pencil. Each joint is enveloped by an ornamental papery bracht that blends hues of cream, rust, scarlet, and brown. Dark brown flower heads grow at the tips of the foliage.
USDA zones: 8 - 10
Sunset zones: 8, 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 3 - 5 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun or partial shade
Water needs: low to moderate water