This plant gets its name for its beautiful purple leaves!
Climate - Native to tropical regions of Central and South America
Light - Bright indirect to medium indirect, never direct. Verigated varieties can withstand less light and prefer shaded conditions.
Soil - Well-draining potting soil with peat moss
Water - Water lightly weekly keeping soil evenly moist, let top inch dry before watering. Very sensitive to fluoride, prefers filtered water.
Humidity - Likes increased humidity, use pebble tray or light misting
Temperature - Typical indoor temperature acceptable, prefers temperatures above 65 degrees
Fertilizer - Fertilize sparingly during growing season with ½ concentration houseplant fertilizer