If you want a unique and fast-growing addition to your garden, consider Brazilian Joyweed. It offers a variety of colors and sizes with striking variegated foliage. The plant is native to several countries in South and Central America and is naturalized in various regions worldwide, often considered an environmental weed in some areas.
These herbaceous plants, which can be perennial or deciduous in colder climates, have tall, colorful stems, glossy green and purple leaves, and small white flowers that form pom-poms, often blooming in winter, its main identification features. They can grow up to 10 feet (3 m) tall but are usually smaller when cultivated. The pom-pom flowers are vanilla-colored and appear in clusters on stalks, with small brown fruits containing hidden seeds.