Calceolaria is an annual, rarely a biennial plant. A spectacular calceolaria is grown indoors as a flowering and decorative leafy plant.
Calceolaria is native to South America, thriving in a humid, warm environment. In nature, the bush reaches a height of about 2 ft (0.6 m). Decorative varieties cultivated at home are undersized, 8-12 in (20-30 cm). During blossoming, the shrub produces a vast number of colorful blooms. Calceolaria is known for its fast growth. The young plant grows to the size of an adult bush in just one season. Flowering lasts from the end of spring until the beginning of fall.