Hoffmannia is a genus of evergreen foliage plants from tropical climates of South and Central America. These medium and low growing plants are known for their lovely foliage which makes them a good choice for landscapes as well as container gardening.
Usually propagated form cuttings, most species of Hoffmannia root easily and establish themselves quickly when provided with suitable growing conditions – warm climate and slightly moist soil. Most species would grow in cold climates when growing in greenhouses. In their native, tropical climates Hoffmannia grow as a hardy plant which can be placed outdoors as well as indoors when bright sunlight and warm temperature are provided.
Most species of Hoffmannia produce large green leaves with a tinge of red or purple. Leaves are usually ribbed and veined with white or yellow lines. Flowers not conspicuous, however, the evergreen foliage and its shades make Hoffmannia is a good ornamental plant for beginner. Commercially known as Taffeta Plant, most popular species are: Hoffmannia Refulgens and H. Ghiesbreghtii.