It grows both as an indoor and outdoor plant.
The leaves are an intense green colour and grow all year round. It flowers in the shape of a butterfly with a wonderful constant purple violet colour, normally between the months of February and November.
Can be used as a potted decorative shrub plant in any sunny corner. If transplanted outdoors it can grow as a large tree up to 2 meters, preferably in rocky and alpine gardens, rockeries and sloping grounds, or simply as an isolated specimen.
It needs plenty of sun and well-drained soils. It stands out for its resistance to salinity.