Usually grown as a house plant as people do not realise how cold hardy this tropical gem really is. We have been growing this for years outdoors as ground cover and trailing over walls, and all it has required for overwintering is a thick mulch of bark chippings after the first frost has cut back the foliage.
Small, three petalled pinkish/ purple flowers are produced during the summer.
Protect from slugs early in the season as new growth emerges. Any moist but well drained soil in full sun. Looks good in hanging baskets mixed with other dark or golden foliage plants. Plenty of food and water during the growing season.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.
Due to the very fast growth rate and brittle stems they may be cut back for shipping.
Sent as dormant plants in winter.