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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: To 75 feet and higher (23 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Green with cream blotches
Fruit: Showy
Other: Fruit must be ripe to eat due to the presence of calcium oxalate crystals.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs. Fruit should not be eaten until ripe, approximately 1 year.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-11-23
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Location: Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-06
Location: Home
Date: 12/1/2022
My beauty
Location: My greenhouse, Florida
Date: 2019-06-28
Extremely highly marked leaf
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-09-27
My house
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-11-11
Grows soooooo slow!
Location: Frisco TX
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Used with permission from Carnivorous Greenhouse. Plants for sale: https://carnivorousgreenhouse.com/
Location: My greenhouse, Florida
Date: 2019-06-28
Young propagation from my mother plant showing first fenestrated

Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries used by permission
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Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries used by permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries used by permission
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