This shrub from Vanuatu grows to a height and spread of 3 ft (1 m).
The showy foliage varies from green to purplish black with oval
leaves growing to 6 in (15 cm); these have an intricate network of
golden veins and undulating edges.
Large flower spikes at the ends of the branches hold several tubular
white blossoms with cerise markings in the centers.
It thrives in hot climates, and prefers protection from winds.
Flowering colors: Red, White
Cultivation: Well-drained, moist and composted soil in part-shade
ensures healthy growth and a good flowering display.
Tip prune to encourage bushiness or, if the plants become too
straggly, cut back hard..
Propagate year-round from seed or by division.