Very common in Colombian gardens, yet rarely sold in nurseries, probably the most popular tropical cut flower from Colombia. The inflorescent bracts provide color for weeks, the white flowers are inconspicuous. The plant can bloom in full shade and poor soil. New stalks sprout from the rhizome and new growth emerges from the bracts, which can then be planted. Cultivated below 5,000 feet. Photographed in Barranquilla and the Valley of Cacua.