Barclaya longifolia is a lovely and distinctive solitary plant, available in green varieties with mild-green leaves and red underneath (or in dark-red). It blooms well in aquariums - even under water if the aquarium is so tall that the flower cannot reach the water surface. Dormant periods sometimes occur when the leaves disappear, however the plant starts forming new leaves a few months later. The dormant length can often be broken by moving the plant.
B. longifolia can really only be fully appreciated when given a lot of room to spread out. It can be used as beautiful solitary plant in the background or on the side of an aquarium.