Pachystachys coccinea is a very showy tropical shrub native to Northern South America and the West Indies.. The large oval leaves are dark green. The bright red flowers appear in large terminal clusters. This shrub likes bright filtered light. It is usually about 2 to 3ft. tall but can get 6ft.tall if protected from the cold temperatures. It is sometimes called “Cardinal’s Guard”. When blooming this plant is a favorite of hummingbirds.
Shade to partial sun, temp 45 to 95 degrees, 2 to 4ft. tall, allow getting slightly dry between watering