This striking, tropical shrub is grown for its showy spikes of bright red statice like bracts and two lipped white flowers which appear in spring. The dense, stout stems carry large, dark green leaves. It prefers a warm frost free position in rich, well drained soil.
|Size — 175mm|
|Growth Width — 2.5m|
|Growth Height — 3m|
|Flower Colour — Red, White, Yellow|
|Flowering Period — Spring|
Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.
Water this plant well in dry weather.
Prune back this plant after flowering finishes. You can strike your own cuttings from this plant during this time.