For the past 5 or 6 years I have been growing a plant that I lovingly refer to as the "Shirley Plant". Reason is I have no idea the name of the plant. Friend Shirley gave me a start from hers. She purchased the plant from a roadside garden in the southern part of Oklahoma. She didn't get the name then so was unable to tell me.
Each fall I break off about 3 healthy stems and put in potting soil. They root easily enough. Then the plants are kept along with my plants that I keep in the well house or garage during the winter.
This plant is easy to grow in a pot - if the ground gets too dry it will wilt some what - but after a good watering it will perk right back.
The flowers are small - maybe the size of a quarter - but no larger than that.
So if any of you have any idea what this plant is called - please let me know. I have researched many web pages over the years but no luck. However, it is kind of hard to research a "green plant with reddish pink flowers".
The leaves are thick and what I call fleshy.
Any ideas, please let me know.