This succulent Asclepiad is from East Africa and Socotra. Possessing one of the most beautiful flowers in this group, this extremely gnarled species typically grows under shrubs but occasionally appears on open ground. When in deep shade, the branches are dark green; when in the open, they can have a whitish-to-purplish cast. One look at the large flower and you will know why you want this plant in your collection. We seedlings of this species in 4-inch pots.