Aystasia gangetica is widely distributed from tropical Asia to southern Africa. it can be used as a mass planting under large trees and borders in full sun, semi-shade or full shade.it is an attractive, fast-growing, spreading, herbaceous ground cover that grows from 300 mm to 600 mm in height. The stems root easily at the nodes. Leaves are simple and dark green. It produces a cream-coloured flower with tessellated purple markings on the palate (lower petal of the corolla) in spring and summer.