The most interesting feature of a plant I saw today at the Bloedel Conservatory was that the leaves all appeared to grow on one side of the stem, about two inches apart. They actually spiralled, so gave a staircase effect, but I don't know how many feet of growth it would take for them to do a full turn around the stem. The impression was that it was the stem that was spiralling with the leaves all on one side. There were five or more stalks to about five feet tall, oblong leaves around 10-12 inches long and maybe 4 inches wide, I think pointed at both ends, not serrated edges, velvety particularly underneath but new leaves fuzzy on both sides. The newest inch or two of the stems was noticeably red and curiously blunt-looking at the ends. I'm guessing this would not be an outdoor plant in Vancouver. Can someone get this from my description, or do I have to go back to the Conservatory to get a photo?? I couldn't find a tag and I was too late to catch anyone to ID it.