The genus takes its name from Greek "elaton" (minimal) and "stemon" (stamen). Evergreen, perennial plants, native to tropical Asia.
Latin name: Elatostema repens var. Repens
They grow in deep shade, in humus-rich, fertile soils.
Plant in flowerpots and in groups for ground-covering.
Propagated by cuttings.
No disease problems.
Evergreen, perennial, mat-forming creeping plant with bicoloured sea-green and silver-green leaves.