This evergreen shrub or small tree is native to the West Indies,
Florida and Venezuela and is widely cultivated for ornament in the
It grows to around 25 ft (8 m) high and has 8 in (20 cm) long, oval
leaves. It produces tight clusters of bright orange-red flowers
through much of the year, followed by 1 in (25 mm) oval, white,
Cultivation: These plants require steady, warm temperatures and
moist, well-drained soil.
They are propagated from seed or semi-ripe cuttings.