The leaves are flat and wide and can grow up to 3-4 inches (7.6 to 10 cm) long. This plant is low-growing and bushy, and can reach 3 ft. (91 cm) tall. It produces light purple and green flowers with tall stalks. The purple markings are more intensified when exposed to the sun. The plant can tolerate light shade to full sun, it needs moderate watering in autumn and spring while in summer it should be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry before watering again. In winter give only occasional watering (only when the plant starts shrivelling), but it will generally grow even in winter if given water.