The lush green leaves of this variety are beautifully variegated with large irregular patches of ochre yellow from the midvein to the edges. In the tropics, it is commonly used as a hedge plant (especially for narrow areas), wind screen, or for privacy screening. Unpruned it will grow 9 to 12 feet high. This fast growing shrub from southern Polynesia should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has moderate wind and drought tolerance. As an attractive slower growing container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. By careful pruning, the plant makes an excellent indoor bonsai. It is strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12.