The Inchplant is a herbaceous plant of the Commelinaceae family. It is native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and the Caribbean islands.
The unusual color of the leaves distinguishes this plant. On the underside, they are painted in a purple hue; on the top, they are two-tone. A green-purple stripe runs along the central vein of the leaf; on the sides of it, there are wide silvery stipes. The center and edges of the leaf have a purple-green tint. The leaves are oval in form and rounded at the base.
Young plants' shoots are upright, but they begin to droop as they age. They are 30 in (80 cm) in length. Inchplant rarely blooms at home.