Stromanthe sanguinea, Sonder (Thalia sanguinea, Lem.). Lf.-blades about 1 ft. long, oblong-acuminate, purple beneath and green above: scape 12-20 in. tall, red toward the top, bearing a panicle of bright red and red-bracted fls. Probably Brazilian. —An old garden plant. Thrives in an intermediate house and attains a height of 5 ft. when planted in a border.
Var. spectabilis, Eichler (S. spectabilis, Lem. Maranta spectabilis, Koern.). Lvs. particolored with green beneath.
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