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Planting position: Semi-shade.Wind-protected spot.Ideal for coastal tropical regions.
Requires regular and thorough watering.Compost-enriched, well-draining soil.Remove flower buds as soon as they emerge, ensuring better foliage-colours.Watch out for snails, slugs and caterpillars.
Propagate from autumn cuttings or winter-sown seed.
This bushy plant is popular for its large and pointy, attractive leaves that are produced in tones of green, maroon, red and yellow.