Rhodospatha ‘Purple’

This wonderful Rhodospatha from Ecuador has exceptional purple foliage.  It is rather large compared to the Rhodospathas I’ve seen but is still rather small.  The leaves reach about 2.5-4 inches, and stay a beautiful silvery purple.  Before new leaves unfurl, they appear red.  It likes to climb, and I can’t imagine it would do very well without a vertical surface to grow up, for the size and weight of the leaves.

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