This is becoming increasingly popular as a house plant.
The natural habitat of the 50 species that make up the genus is India and Sri Lanka. C. infundibuliformis, reaching a height of 30-50 cm (12-20 in) in cultivation, has both ornamentaland attractive foliage. The are opposite, leathery and very glossy. The , appearing from spring until autumn, are arranged in terminal spikes and grow from the axils of large green bracts.
It requires a light, but not in direct sun. Water and mist regularly. A mixture of loam and peat is a good growing medium. Propagation from is not recommended. The best method is by tip taken in February and provided with a temperature of 20°-22°C (68°-72°F) for rooting. After they have rooted, the plants must be pruned so they will make bushy growth.