A small piece of tropical forest to embellish your collection, this evergreen shrub can even clean the air and remove unwanted scents.
Native to Africa, this shrub can grow up to 6 feet (2 m) in a container and more than 33 feet (10 m) in the wild or garden settings. Its long, narrow green leaves, with a defined central vein, make it easy to identify. It also bears insignificant white flowers in spring. As a natural growth progression, its lower leaves become yellow and fall, exposing the trunk a few inches between the ground and the leaves.
This is a resistant easy-to-care plant that tends to become dormant in winter. Make sure to keep it away from pets, as it is to both cats and dogs, but more intensely to cats.