Origins: Ecuador, Peru
Bloom: Short, compound inflorescence with purple floral bracts and white flowers with a purple banding on the edges
Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors
Light: Strong indirect light or filtered light, some direct light okay
Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary.
This form of purpurea has a shorter, wider, and thicker leaf than most other purpurea forms. The bracts and flowers are also a little smaller, but still strongly fragrant. Purpurea in general is a hardy species that in many regions can be grown in full sun. It's a good pupper but not a quick grower so over time, it will form a nice clump. Many argue that purpurea is the most fragrant species out there