A fine perennial, Piggyback Plant is sometimes used as a houseplant.
The common names allude to the plants odd habit of growth: new, young leaves grow from the bases of the older leaves.
They, in turn, eventually wither away and the newer leaves continue the cycle.
Chocolate-colored, wand-like flowers bloom in the spring.
Piggyback Plant is native from Alaska to California, in USDA zones 7-10.
It requires moisture and some shade to thrive.
Photo below left by Roger Griffith.