One to two oval leaves below a 30 cm stem with a cluster of up to 15 tubular flowers of bright red with the base and flaring tips of the petals marked in moss-green.
In the centre is a protruding circle of bright yellow anthers. The overall colour combination is as lovely as it is striking.
Flowers appear after dormancy and if a good period of growth is allowed before drying then the plant can be flowered twice a year. Ecuador.
Readily grown in either a large pot or a greenhouse bed, of fertile loam and can be lifted and stored dry and frost-free over winter before replanting in late spring.