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Pachystachus lutea
Golden candles Bunga lilin Acanthaceae

Pachystachus lutea, Golden candles,	Bunga Lilin

Pachystachus lutea, Golden candles,	Bunga Lilin

This small, shrubby plant forms a clump of upright stems with a candle of bright golden yellow bracts at the tip of each stem.
The creamy white flowers within do not reveal themselves until the bracts are fully developed.
The leaves are a deep matt green, lance-shaped, up to 6 in (15 cm) long, with prominent veins.
Flowering colors: Cream, White, Yellow
Cultivation: They require full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
If used as indoor plants they prefer warm, well-lit, humid conditions.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.