This is a succulent-like plant that prefers bright light and well draining soil. It especially wants to dry out between waterings in the winter months. It will grow a thick sturdy trunk and produce bright colorful flowers; there are many varieties that can bloom in colors of pink, purple, red, or white. Reaches a mature size of 6-9 feet in the wild but will stay smaller when kept in indoor conditions. Native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Arabian peninsula.