Grown for its interesting foliage, bamburanta is a tropical, evergreen perennial native to southeastern Brazil. A popular houseplant, its main feature is its long, showy striped yellow leaves with green markings. On the leaf end there is a small nubbed "tail".
Indoors, plant in a soilless or soil-based potting mix near bright filtered light and feed regularly. Outdoors, use as an annual for accent in containers in partial shade. In tropical regions, give it a fertile soil with lots of water and...
Never-never plant is a vigorous, compact evergreen perennial native to southeastern Brazil. A popular houseplant, its main feature is its attractive long, leathery leaves with mixed creamy white, silver and dark green markings. Leaf undersides are purple or wine red.
It grows best in either soilless or soil-based potting mixes, filtered light and high humidity. The leaves will brown or curl in low humidity or cold temperatures indoors or out. Growth is most vigorous when air and soil temperatures...
James H. Schutte
(Never-never Plant, Oppenheim's Bamburanta, Tricolor Bamburanta)
Never-never plant is a vigorous, compact evergreen perennial native to southeastern Brazil. A popular houseplant, its main feature is its attractive long, leathery leaves with mixed creamy white, silver and dark green markings. Leaf undersides are purple or wine red. 'Tricolor' leaves include creamy yellow streaks on the top side.
It grows best in either soilless or soil-based potting mixes, filtered light and high humidity. The leaves will brown or curl in low humidity or cold temperatures indoors...
Carol Cloud Bailey
A widely adaptable evergreen tree, carrotwood produces copious amounts of orange-red fruits and seedlings. A spreading tree native to tropical northern Australia and New Guinea, it has become a noxious, invasive problem in regions such as Hawaii and the Florida peninsula.
The leaves are compound - made up of six to ten leathery, oval, green to yellow-green leaflets. If crushed, they smell like a fresh carrot, as do the branches. In spring, wiry clusters of tiny, white flowers appear and are pollinated...
(Ballistic Cigar Flower, Hybrid Cigar Plant)
Compact and mounding, Firecraker cigar flower is a hybrid tender tropical perennial to shrub with abundant tubular flowers that are pinkish red, purple and white. This hybrid was developed by Terence Keogh in Queensland, Australia by crossing Cuphea ignea with Cuphea lanceolata. In the warmth from late spring until autumn, the colorful tubular blossoms appear in loose clusters along the outer reaches of the stems, attracting hummingbirds.
Full sun to no less than partial sun...
James H. Schutte
(David Verity Cigar Flower, Hybrid Cigar Plant)
A plethora of orange-red, tubular "cigar-like" flowers with yellow tips clothe ‘David Verity’ through the hottest summer months. Hummingbirds love the bright blooms of this heat and drought tolerant gem and its lush green leaves and red stems provide added beauty and tropical looks. It’s no wonder this tropical subshrub has gained fast popularity as a bedding plant.
Broad and bushy, ‘David Verity’ cigar plant is covered with small, crisp, medium green leaves with lighter midveins. Its numerous...
James H. Schutte
(Firecracker Cigar Flower, Hybrid Cigar Plant)
The vigorous cigar flower, ‘Firecraker’, has a trailing habit and bears loads of frilly, deep scarlet flowers with purple centers when summer’s at its hottest. In tropical to subtropical zones it will grow as a semi-evergreen subshrub but in colder regions it’s planted as a bedding annual. This hybrid is a cross between Cuphea ilavea and Cuphea purpurea and was hybridized in 1999 by German plant breeder, Michael Helmet Unger.
The reddish stems of ‘Firecracker’ are hairy, glandular...
(Firefly Cigar Flower, Hybrid Cigar Plant)
The fiery flowers of this low semi-evergreen subshrub continue from spring to frost, or year-round in frost-free sites. Perennial in mild climates, it is often used as an annual in areas where it is not winter-hardy.
The upright to lax, nearly knee-high stems of ‘Firefly' are hairy, glandular and sticky to the touch, as are its whorls of medium- to dark-green leaves. Loose clusters of bright cherry-red flowers appear at the stem tips in mild weather. Each bloom has five ruffled, flaring segments...
(Hybrid Cigar Plant, Rico Red Cigar Flower)
Compact and mounding to spreading in plant habit, Rico Red cigar flower is a hybrid tender tropical perennial to shrub with tubular flowers of vibrant coral-red with tiny white eyes. From spring until autumn, the colorful trumpet-like blossoms appear in loose clusters along the outer reaches of the stems, attracting hummingbirds.
Full sun to no less than partial sun will allow Rico Red cigar flower to blossom its best and have densest mounding habit. It is an excellent addition to a container...
(Hybrid Cigar Plant, Twinkle Pink Cigar Flower)
Twinkle Pink cigar flower is an interesting shrubby tender perennial with rosy-pink, tubular "cigar-like" flowers among green leafy branches. The petals on the floral tubes are purple-pink. This garden hybrid plant typically blooms in warm months up until a frost in a well-drained soil. It will appreciate ample watering, but does carry a tolerance for drought.
Full sun is the best location for this plant in a border or near a pathway. It is evergreen, but will die back to ground in subtropical...