This is a very beautiful plant and several years old. I keep it out doors from early May till Late October after the frost hits it. It gets the morning and evening sun. I have it with a much larger tropical plant in a large planter. The leaves now get to well over 60 cm in length, and the stems reach to at least a meter high.These flowers can look so perfect that people walking by will check to see if they are real. Rather fun really. .