Grow Hot Lips Flowers This Year
This plant is known by many names:
Hot Lips, Hot Lips Plants, Flower Lips, Hooker’s Lips, Mick Jagger’s Lips. Whatever you call this beautiful plant it is sure to please anyone who looks at it!
Hot Lips grows where the soil is rich and humid from leaf litter, moist and sheltered from the most powerful sun rays by upper story trees. Interior growers turn to plants from around the world to add exotic touches to the home.
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A very noticeable plant with its bright red flowers, the hot lips (Psychotria elata) plant is found in tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The flowers are modified, colorful leaves called bracts that serve the same purpose as true flowers. They attract different hummingbirds and butterflies that drink the nectar, collect the pollen and pollinate the plants. 🌻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photo by @stevemorello #hotlipsflower #amazon #wildlife_photography #wildlifeprotection #capturethewild #wildlifeseekers #wildlifeaddicts #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #rainforest #rainforests #rainforestphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeaddicts #Wildlifeart #photography #photographysouls #photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographylover
The most distinctive features of P. elata are its red bracts, a modified set of leaves. Before its flowers bloom, the bracts resemble a pair of human lips. Its shape attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, which are its primary pollinators. Its flowers are fragrant and white in color, and typically bloom from December to March.P. elata also produces small black or dark blue berriewikipedia
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