Tropical plant. No. 7 pot. Maranthaceae family. Country of origin: Central America. Ideal lighting: semi-shade. Watering: abundant. Foliage type: broadly obovate, obtuse. Foliage colour: ground colour rich dark velvety green, which, towards the midrib, shades off into light emerald green with primary oblique veins; spaces between them are ornamented with irregular streaks and silvery white bars. Leaf under surface colour : uniform dark vinous purple. Choice of varieties.