Thursday, February 28, 2013
Blooming usually occurs in winter, when a red spike with intense blue flowers rises above the foliage. The inflorescence arches away from the center of the plant. The flowering only lasts for a couple of weeks, but the red spike will last a while longer.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The leaves are large and give a tropical look to the landscape even when the plant is not in bloom. Individual leaves grow up to 8 inches long and nearly as wide.
Flowering is best in full or half-day sun, but the foliage looks best if given a little shade during the summer.
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