A striking and vibrant specimen, 'Charlie Boy' has a strong stem which becomes more noticeable as the plant ages. As the new growth is produced at the top of the stem, some of the lower leaves are shed. As it matures a clear stem with a top-knot of colourful, strap-shaped foliage is formed. Location: Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Care: In frost-prone areas it's best grown inside a cool greenhouse or conservatory. In time, container-grown specimens will need to be replanted in the garden. Approx. Height x Spread (m): 3x1 after 10-20 years.