This clumping, treelike tropical plant is commonly grown for its interesting and dramatic foliage. The long-stalked, grey-green leathery leaves are arranged on erect or curving herbaceous trunks. The large, white flowers with a dark blue "tongue" emerge from a purplish-grey bract in summer. May bloom nearly year-round in mild climates. A stunning frost-tender evergreen that should be given enough space to accommodate its large size up to 30' tall and 15' wide.