Ma’o is easy to take care of. It makes a nice low, dense border plant. If you need to cut it back, use clippers, removing only the areas you need to. The more sun and less water you give it, the more silvery the foliage becomes. Look out for aphids and white flies, which can be taken care of with store bought pesticides.
This plant helped save the American cotton industry when it was hybridized with the commercial cotton to prevent further destruction caused from the caterpillar of a butterfly which fed on the nectar of the plant.