Home in the Amazon Basin this Brazilian native is a great add to the tropical garden. The wavy texture and purple undersides of the foliage make this an attractive unique plant in the garden. These colorful textures provide a backdrop for the beautiful cream flowers with red accents.
This plant is best kept in filtered shade to partial sun. Cold hardy down to zone 9 make this tropical beauty an easy grow for most temperate and sub-tropical gardens. This plant prefers dry roots in the winter when frost occurs.