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An old favourite potted plant that has stood the test of time, with striking coloured leaves of apple green boldly marked with a bronze brown cross shape. The leaves are also heavily dimpled and shiny which is also an attractive feature. Good for indoors in a well lit place or for sheltered patios and verandahs. Grows well in warm areas, likes a good organic soil mix with good drainage. Keep moist but not wet as boggy conditions can encourage rotting.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: not specified.
Fungal rot in too wet conditions
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser or a good slow release fertiliser.