Branched, clumped herb. Leaves broadly-ovate to cordate, transversely wavy, hairy, stalked, 6-12 cm, with longitudinal silver stripes, reddish beneath. Cymes fewflowered. Flowers long-stalked; year-round. Sepals brown, hairy. Petals violetblue, ciliate-tipped.
Brazil and Peru
An attractive indoor or glasshouse plant.
Source: (2005). Commelinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.