|This is an erect, woody perennial usually grown as a houseplant. Thick, leathery leaves up to 10" long are ovate, with varigated coloring along veins. Leaves of 'Evening Embers' are bluish-black with red and green marbling and deep red veins. Grows 5-6 feet tall and 2 1/2-5 feet wide. Exposure to bright light intensifies colors. Summer borne, white flowers are small, to 1/4 inch wide.