A rhizomatous fleshy deciduous perennial growing to around 0.5m tall and 0.7m wide.
Flowers and foliage
Leaves are heart-shaped fleshy and vibrant green in colour produced on long stems. Flowers are rarely produced so this one is grown mainly for its foliage.
Grow in well-drained but moist soil and in partial shade. Protect from hard frosts.
Easy to grow outside in warm areas. Tidy off old and damaged leaves. Mulch annually with an organic mulch to help suppress weeds and conserve moisture. A balanced organic fertiliser can be applied in spring to help promote fresh growth.
Pests and diseases
Generally trouble free.
Location at Auckland Botanic Gardens