This great plant has large teardrop shaped leaves of a bright emerald green. Tall spikes of quarter sized pink flowers are followed by triangular seed pods. The most unusual part of this plant is the thickened and swollen base from which the leaves sprout. It eventually forms a base the size of a large potato. An epiphyte in nature, it can also be grown terrestrially in a very well drained mix. Best suited for larger tanks but it can add a distinctive touch in a smaller one for a while.