An ideal plant to grow as a Bonsai due to its naturally twisting shape and trunk propping aerial roots.
Very easy to grow as a houseplant and is low maintenance. The ovate leaves are dark green, glossy and evergreen and although they can appear anywhere up and down the trunk it looks best with the lower leaves removed. This shows off the twisted trunk and gives the top a nice, mounded green canopy effect.
Grow in a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full sun and get it outside for the summer, it will love the fresh air. Bring the plant indoors before the first frosts and reduce watering for the winter. Feed once every 4 to 6 weeks with a standard liquid food between April through to October. Despite it tropical distribution it is usually capable of surviving shorts spell at/or just below freezing if given a sheltered spot.
Sent as a young plant in a 6cm pot.
Additional photo By Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/inde