Tender, rhizomatous, short-lived, bushy foliage house plant, grown for attractive bronze leaves. Up to 20cm high.
All year round
Leaves palmate with serrated edges, slightly bristly. Bronze-green mottling with pale green veins.
Leaf stem pale green, fleshy, lightly bristled and spotted with red.
Small flowers born in clusters.
Well drained gritty compost in a shallow pot. Dislikes wet roots.
Does best between 15-23c
Allow a winter dormancy period and stop feeding during this time. Remove old dead growth to prevent fungal problems. Repot one pot size up when plant has filled pot. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy growth. Susceptible to root rot and botrytis through over watering.
From rhizome cuttings which can be rooted in sand or perlite, or from leaf cuttings.
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