Height – 1 Foot
This plant is almost maintenance free and stem of this plant is strong enough. It can attain maximum height of 8 feet, if grown outdoor on open ground. This plant does not require any special care. Red colour of leaves may vary as per the availability of sunlight and other climatic conditions.
Watering & Sunlight: This plant loves bright indirect light and can tolerate lower light levels for some days.Interestingly, we can grow this plant as outdoor plant also (If atmospheric temperature is less than 350 C ). Even with low climatic humidity (20%), this plant can survive. Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom.
Soil: We should prepare the potting mix in such way so that water should reach bottom of pot within 15-25 seconds. This is the basic quality of fast draining soil. Such soil also contribute to make the potting mix more aerated. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. In rest of the potting mix, we should mix vermi-compost (25 %) and garden soil (55%).
Ornamental use: It can be used as indoor plant in home and offices. Moreover, this plant is also used for landscaping by making hedge.