Akogare is a small variety with thick leaves and is one of our top 5 favourites. This variety was discovered in 2003 in Wakayama prefecture. It produces a brown stem with a hint of red. When the leaf emerges, it has a yellow (ghost) leaf that darkens with age but the older leaf can maintain some striping. To get the best tiger markings,akogare should be grown with a lot of light. The root tips are extremely red.