|Lighting Conditions: PS-FS|
|Average Height: to 6 feet|
Also known as Hoja Santa and Root Beer Plant - the latter from the scent of the large heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are used to wrap fish, tamales and other foods in Mexican and Indian cooking. It is used to flavor chocolate drinks and make Verdin, a green liquor from southeastern Mexico. Used to treat fevers and diarrhea. Can be invasive in tropical areas, but it is an easy container plant.