This cultivar has whitewith green only on the margin. The type species, native to Brazil, has dark green leaves with a single, broad white band along the midrib and another, narrower band along the margin. It is purplish-red on the under-surface.
Like most plants that grow in tropical forests, it does not tolerate direct sunlight. It requires a high temperature in summer; do not allow the winter temperature to fall below 18°C (64° F). It needs a high level of; the relative humidity should be 60 – 70 per cent. Propagate by dividing the clumps.
This perennial herb , native to Brazil, has long-stalked, lanceolate leaves which are pointed at the tip and at the base. They are glabrous and dark green above, except for the pale green primary and secondary veins, and purplish-red on the underside. The short, thick inflorescence is composed of white and violetwith striking violet bracts. Conditions for growing are the same as for C. picturata .