This attractive cultivated plant is a shrub to 2 m high, with the
distal leaves mottled with green, white, pale pink and purple, found
in or near villages and towns near sea level. The male calyx is
greenish yellow, the female calyx white with green markings, the
filament column white, and the anthers pale yellow.
Propagation: Seed? Has a tendency to sucker profusely.
Native range: China and southeastern Asia through Malesia to
Australia, New Caledonia and the New Hebrides, now widely cultivated
throughout the tropics.