Description – A showy, ornamental, evergreen shrub with pendulous fluffy red blooms mixed into oval shaped green leaves. The flowers are produced sporadically throughout the year.
Sowing – Sow seeds on the surface of a good, freedraining, damp, seed compost. Then lightly cover, 3mm (1/8in ) deep with vermiculite or compost. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 20C (68F) until after germination which usually takes 21-28 days.
Aftercare – Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into larger pots and position in a well lit room.
Flowers – June to November