This very attractive and popular herbaceous perennial is thought to originate from either Cambodia or Burma and is part of the Leeacae family.
Leea Rubra is able to survive in both full sunlight and shaded environments, so is both a popular pot plant within Thai households, as well as a favourite when grown outdoors, where they can reach heights of 6 ft. Their presence can help to add real texture and volume to a garden plan. Leea requires regular watering and fairly good drainage.
Leea are noted for their very attractive burgandy leaves and thick foliage. It is also well known as the 'West Indian Holly'.
The Thai name for this plant is 'Nga' or นาก