• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
    Foliage color:Black
    Garden styleTropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Keep soil moist and add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Remove dead or damaged leaves as required. In cooler climates, can be enjoyed outdoors, but move indoors before the threat of frost.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.