|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from South Africa.
Huge, jungly, and imposing, this indispensable exotic and jungle-style plant has the wow factor to take centre stage as a specimen plant or the vigour and spreading clump-forming habit to set the scene if planted en masse. Large, delightfully white-spotted, arrow-shaped leaves are borne on thick, fleshy stems growing from a central rosette, up to 1.5m tall.
Pure white spathe-shaped flowers appear in succession over a long period from mid-summer to autumn and tower a further 50 cm above the foliage. A large clump will bear many blooms en masse at any one time during the season, making a fantastically floriferous display.
Making the perfect Jungle garden plant in dappled shade, this spectacular plant can occupy the mid-level in dense planting schemes around Paulownia tomentosa, Trachycaprpus fortunei, and Musa basjoo. It looks great around water and in boggy soil, even growing well as a pond marginal.
A humus-rich fertile soil with plenty of moisture around its roots in a warm semi-shaded position will help the plant reach its potential size.
Height and spread in 5-10 years: 2.5m x 1.5m.
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