• Known as: Chinese Evergreen. 
  • Place of origin: Tropical and sub-tropical areas of Asia. 
  • Description: Perennial, growing to about 6in and with attractively marked foliage leaves. Plenty of hybrids are available.
  • Grow best: Propagation is by stem cuttings. Place in diffused light. Requires the right amount of watering. Check for mealy bugs. Pull out old  or torn leaves for healthy appearance.
  • Use: Indoors only. Using gloves is necessary when handling cuttings as the sap is a skin irritant.