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Its deeply veined, glossy leaves grow in opposite pairs, growing up to 5 in (13 cm) long. Orange flowers are most common, but other colors include red, yellow and pink. The flowers are held upright from green tubular bracts. Even young plants are eager to bloom, sending up clusters of flowers most of the year. Group Plants Firecracker Flowers make a beautiful addition to a group of other tropical plants. Bringing them together as a group helps to raise the humidity around them. In its native tropical habitat, this firecracker plant flourishes in the year-round warm temperatures and high humidity. Dropped leaves are sometimes a symptom of being exposed to cold air. Keep this flowering plant away from windows, doors or A/C vents, where it may be exposed to blasts of cold air. If the leaf tips turn brown, raise the humidity around it.
Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013