Zones: 10 to 12
Size: 5' tall and 3' wide in tropical zones, smaller in pots
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Foliage plant - red stems and purple-red leaves, oval. Moist well-drained soil. Pinch to promote bushier growth. Stem cuttings will root easily.
Published in Gard. Chron. 654 in 1864.
Native to Brazil.
I purchased a 4" pot in July 2013 at Nurseries Caroliniana and planted it in a pot with other tropicals. It got cold before I put it in the conservatory and did not come back.