I am a fan of anything that blooms in January. One on my indoor, winter bloomers is a lipstick plant. It’s Latin name is Aeschynanthus radicans.
The blooms form in clusters on the ends of the stems. They start as cup-like calyxes.
Then the blooms emerge. Just before the blooms fully open, the whole structure looks like a tube of lipstick.
I love the deep ox-blood calyx coupled with the bright red petals.
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