7 deg C/45 deg F
Of the several species in this genus, this is the favourite for window-sills. It is native to Bolivia and the common name originates from its appearance. It formsof long, slender , pale green in colour and covered with a greyish-white wool, and the red are about 7.5cm (3in) long, tubular and flame-like.
Thisis attractive at all limes because of its white, woolly covering and neat habit. In well-grown specimens the stems can reach a considerable height. Provide a very bright and keep almost dry in winter. Cuttings of the tips will if taken during late summer, but the cut surfaces should be allowed to dry before insertion in the rooting . It is rare for this to have troubles.