Medium shrub found in all major types of rainforest north of to the McPherson Range. An elegant plant with purple to black fruit, well suited to smaller gardens to create a lushious rainforest feeling. It can grow in sun or shade, and in shallow or deep soils. Though it thrives in moist conditions, it is very drought tolerant; so an established plant should require little supplemental watering. Its tolerance of low light and water also make it an attractive and low-maintenance potplant for indoors or outdoors.
A versatile plant for Aboriginal people.The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. Excellent landscape specimen.