15 January 2013

The "Hot Lips Plant"

With a scientific name of Psychotria Elata, this species also goes by the fitting names of the Hot Lips Plant, Flower of Lips or even Hooker's Lips. The colourful red flowers have evolved to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant can be found in the forested areas of tropical America such as Costa Rica and Colombia. Photo credit: Rex Features.
I probably should have saved this for a Valentine's Day post.


  1. I so fell in love with this pic as soon as I saw it. Do you know if you can buy them or raise them in North America?

  2. Where can these be purchased in the US?

  3. OMG! I'm so in love now! I want one plant look like this one.... How can I order one!!???.. Let me know if you have some for sale!.. On Ebay!. THANK YOU!!


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