A popular choice for creating tropical effects; grown primarily for its stunning green and burgundy-red variegated foliage and stems, this variety makes a beautiful statement in the garden or containers. For our climate, we suggest planting in container in a somewhat protected area as the tree is very fragile and can get damaged by wind and rain. Like many tropical plants, these can be successfully wintered inside, although they will likely stop growing or slow down. In the summer, they appreciate being moved outside, where they can get adequate sun, which is important for their full leaf coloration. The large leaves are soft and evaporate quite a bit so watering to keep soil moist but well drained is key. They love humidity and do best when temps are between 78-86 degrees.
- Mature Height: 10 feet
- Mature Width: 8 feet
- Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
- Soil Conditions: Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!