This interesting evergreen shrub / small tree is native to the rainforests of South America and belongs to the coffee family.
It prefers a part shade position in rich, composted soil.
It should grow to around 3m high by 2m wide, although it grows bigger in the wild.
The leaves of this plant can be used in ayahuasca brews.
The flowers are pale green to white and the fruit are red berries containing seeds.