• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Large leaves on basal stems 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-loh-KAY-see-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Large leaves on basal stems 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleTropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers bright shade or filtered sun, and warm, humid environments. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.