Monday, June 18, 2012
The flowers on this plant are fairly amazing. This one was received as a gift and has been blooming for several weeks. You can see the older flowers in the background as they get kind of a wine color. The newer flowers are much more red like the one in the center. It is very tender (USDA Zone 11) and is consider a tropical. I am not sure what to do with it once it stops flowering other than shear it off and try and start all over again although my feeling is that it is an annual. They like cool, moist conditions out of the way of drafts. Overwatering and some insects are the main root cause for not having success.