NATIVE RANGE: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Mound forming perennial growing in low light with corrugated heart shaped leaves.
JEWELRY: Casts of the leaf in silver and gold
COLOR: Plants with red and purple leaves are sensitive to light, their dark color acts as a sunscreen preventing them from absorbing too much sun. These short plants never get more than a foot off the ground, so they are protected from the tropical sun by the shade of other plants as well.