A lovely shrub, native of South Africa, I rescued two of these plants from the clearance bin. It’s been nearly a year and they’re both still alive, with one thriving a bit better than the other. Click on the photo on the far right to get a better view of the very pretty small pink flowers! The photo next to it is the same plant, from a different angle. When I rescued these plants, both were 75% brown and near ready for the green waste recycling bin, but now are 50% and 75% green, a happy turnaround indeed.
Also known as confetti bush, pink diosma, Diosma pulchra, Coleonema pulchellum I. Williams, the soft needle-like leaves are aromatic – gently rub between your fingertips and you’ll smell a wonderful fragrance.
As soon as one of these lovely shrubs is strong enough, I will take cuttings and attempt to propagate it, using two methods: one dipped in rooting hormone and planted in potting soil in a small container, and a separate cutting dropped into a small water-filled vase. Stay tuned for updates!