Looking to add bright spots to a calm interior? Look no further: Scarlet Star will become a shining queen of any living space. Its large dark red bracts will catch the glances of all your guests.
This South American rainforest native has long green leaves and shiny red bracts. It has a quite distinctive life cycle. It takes around 3 years for the plant to reach maturity, and the praised red bracts don’t form until that. Before the blooming stage, the plant looks like a rosette with a hollow center.
After the bracts turn red, they last for about 5 months, hiding tiny white flowers within. The plant blooms only once in a lifetime.