This genus comprises 150 shrub species, but only the two Asian natives (Ardisia crenata, Ardisia japonica.) are typically grown.Ardisia crenata
In warmest frost-free climates, often grown in the ground or in patio planters. Most familiar as a 1 1/2-ft., single-stemmed houseplant; in a large tub, though, it can reach4 ft. tall and almost that wide. Spirelike clusters of tiny white or pinkish flowers bloom in spring, carried above the shiny,wavy-edged, 3-in.-long leaves. Houseplants require indirect light in summer, several hoursof direct sun in winter.
Theseare essentially small-flowered,profuse-blooming tuberousbegonias. They are bushy andcompact plant...
Treelike Andean native knownbotanically as Solanum betaceum(Cyphomandra betaceae).Fa...
Considered bymany to be the best-lookingform, has purple flowers andcalyxes.