by G lambert|
This is a nice plant for very high humidity, warm areas that also have a cooler misty winter season.
They flower en masse just before the rainy warm season making an attractive mass display of muted colour. Planted singly they tend to vanish and be out competed by any other brightly coloured plants in the area.
Best planted like warm growing Azalea Indica with plenty and deep mulch at the edge of forests or shade so they get at least full morning sun. They flower once a year and like slightly higher elevations than many of the others that grow better at sea level and higher constant temps.
They don't grow bellow 10%C (50%F) very well, they may live but never have the strength to fully recover and will die the very next cold season. They also don't tolerate dry air or roots in any season, a true tropical highlander.