Although it is not demanding, this plant is rarely encountered in the home. It is grown not for its, but for its ornamental foliage. However, it has one disadvantage; the drop and the plant dies back in the autumn. Once the rest period is over, its growth is extremely vigorous and it again attains a fine size. The variegated leaves are patterned on the upper side with silvery, arching veins and silvery patches in the middle; they are carmine-red on the underside.
Store the underground tubers at a temperature of 15°-18°C (59°-64°F) in winter. In late March, plant them in nourishingand start with care until they become rooted. Water fairly liberally and mist the leaves regularly during the growing season.