This South African native has a woody stem so either propagate by cutting or seeds and besides it is called Half-man’s because it resembles a man from a distance and because of folklore that man was frozen. It is poisonous, flowers in mid-spring and its blooms are red. It flourishes in Zones 10-11 and gets as tall as 10'. The head or the top of the plant always faces north because in winter in the Southern Hemisphere the sun is the strongest from the north.
Moved to Charlotte in 1994 after relocating from Denver, CO, after starting a legal publishing company.I did landscape design/build in Denver but with my health and age I felt it best to do a desk job.