This species is the Bottle Brush Plant. The genus Callistemon numbers 25 species native to Australia. The generic name is derived from Greek (kallos = beautiful and stemon = filament) and truly describes the loveliest organ in the– the stamens with their blood-red filaments. The inflorescence is cylindrical and resembles a brush. The are leathery.
It does very well indoors, if it is positioned in full sun during the growing period. It requires cooler conditions in winter, with a temperature of 5°-10° C (41°-50°F). Water fairly liberally in summer, but reducein winter. the plant to keep it from becoming too big. It is readily propagated by tip . They will make within several weeks in a mixture of peat and sand at a temperature of about 20° C (68° F).