Angel Blossem, my mother had one that was about the size of yours. I read that they can get to be 6 ft in height, height by comparison to pot size. So I planted it outside (Central FL), it got to be a bit bigger then your gift. Then Mom moved it and she lost some of its size but it has come back just not as big. I got a clipping from hers and planted on the north side of my house, under my bedroom window. That is what brought me to this web site, it was only green and white when I planted it last year. This year we have already had a few "cold" nights, I was looking at it today and seen that it now has red on the outer edge of the leaves, I was worried that the cold had hurt it. Not!!!
But it is branching out-- 3 clippings-- now have 12 branches and is about 18-24 inches tall. My Boyfriend's mother wants a clipping from me, She loves the way it looks.
By the way we both are Christians ironic!!!
And now I'm looking for Devil's Shoestring.