An older plant.
for so many other plants;
They do best where you don't want them.
Sweet sap from glands on the leaves and stems.
This member of the Balsaminaceae family was described by Joseph Marie
Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie in 1934. It's found around Diego Suarez, on Montagne des Français, northern
part of Madagascar. Give it a well-drained soil and lots of water
in summer. The branches fall off in dormancy. The caudex grows to 30 centimetres, the
stems reach 60
centimetres. The flowers are pink, an
the seed-capsules "pop".