Pleiostachya pruinosa: Wheat Calathea

Pleiostachya pruinosa named Wheat Calathea for its inflorescence, which is reminiscent of Wheat and carries small purple flowers.

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Pleiostachya pruinosa  is a graceful and elegant foliage plant that grows upright and reaches a height of 1.50 to 3.0 m [10 feet]. Long, dark-green leaves are purple-maroon on the undersides high on thin stalks.

Photo: HortParkSingapore 20120630

Source: heliconiaparadise.com

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