It is a medicinal and ornamental plant native to the southern countries of South America. In Chile it is widely distributed, and grows between the region of Valparaiso and Los Lagos, usually near water. It is used topically for the treatment of wounds, burns, inflammations, sore throat, cough, external and internal ulcers, stomach pains, among others.
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Maximum height size 4 meters.
Medium growth rate.
November to January.
To some shade with some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc. or shade on steep south-facing slopes, deep ravines, or protection by a dense layer of vegetation under large trees.
Resists temperatures of -8°c
It grows in water or is found with its roots within a permanent watercourse, edges of lakes, swamps. areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible, but do not last more than 1 month.