Size: 8’ tall by 4–6’ wide.
USDA hardiness Zones: 9–11
Sun/Shade: Part sun — prefer afternoon shade.
Soil: Average garden soil, well drained.
Moisture: Moist, but well drained and not too soggy.
Disease and Pests: None known.
Landscape use: Specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes,
front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers.
Propagation methods: Tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative.
Date of introduction to market: June 1, 2011
We are thrilled to bring you this strong and powerful new selection from the tropical tempter, breeder Brian Williams. Mayan Mask commands attention with bold, upright leaves and strong, sturdy, stems. Each leaf unfurls with a satin texture and bright, pale green veins, but matures to glossy grass green with chocolate undersides. Plant this new tropical in a large container as a specimen or use the graceful, yet powerful foliage to lure passers by into your garden, for it will make the perfect focal point. This selection is very robust and durable, so it will never flop or fall. Each leaf first points straight up, then as it matures, it will arch gracefully to make way for the next young leaf to emerge from the center, pointing straight, as if it were praying to the sun gods.