The leaves on this plant can get very big- 10" to 12" without counting the stems. I often see it in the front of a scape as a young plant- that is where I put mine and now I have to dig it up and move it because it is so monsterous.
These are great centerpiece plants, they can get 30" tall and monsters. I had a few they got big but took about a month from bulb to get 10-12" tall.
They are like crypts they dont like to be moved or they will shed some leaves.
very nice red color becomes green under lower lighting levels.
Got my bulb from arizona plants its been trying to grow for 3 monthsleaves are only 1" x 1/4" hopefuly it will get established update it is now established and looking beautiful has 2 flowers on it --trying to find out how to harvest the seeds
As already stated the leaves will acquire a deep green color in lower light/shade. Will grow slowly under lower light conditions but thrives in moderate to high light. The red coloration has a nice iridescent greenish hue. This plant seems to be sensitive to replanting or uprooting. The leaves often exhibit what I've mistaken as a nutrient deficiency after being moved; some leaves develop holes and torn edges before eventually being shed completely. Undisturbed, old growth does not seem to brown or die off. With time, this plant becomes a very attractive, large bush.
Great plant! True green seems to be harder to find than the red. Both are beautiful. To keep the leaves, make sure and cut off the stem of the flower when it starts to rise a few inches above substrate. If allowed to flower, will drop seeds and leaves and then go dormant for a few weeks before growing again.