(centipede plant, tapeworm plant, ribbon bush) Family Polygonaceae Originating from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Upright evergreen shrub with long, flat green, leafless stems jointed at the nodes. Short lived tiny, white to light pink flowers in early to late spring. Moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Can tolerate draught once established. Can re-grow from the base if affected by frosts.