The plant reaches in nature a size of up to 15 feet meters and prefers the shaded environment of a mountain rainforest. This tree has a very ornamental foliage. Leaves are evergreen and have a shiny upper side. They are up to 20 inches wide, and are deeply lobed. They look like stylized snowflakes, hence the common name.
This plant has tiny scented flowers, which are grouped in globose inflorescences.
Planted in pots and kept indoors this species makes a great room design and does not need much sunlight. It is a hardy indoor plant that can tolerate a very wide range of home environments from full sunshine to dark corners. This plant prefers a drained and fairly moist ground.