A choice plant that will need ample space in which to grow and better than average conditions in order to survive at all indoors. Thick, almost coarse leatheryare supported by strong, woody . The enormous flower clusters in late spring are the attraction as they hang from the plant in similar fashion to bunches of grapps on a vine-the large bract is pink in colour and the individual a showy carmine-red. Plants are seen at their best when they have attained their maximum height of some 1.8m/6ft-huge clusters of pendulous flowering bracts hanging from such plants can be most spectacular. Let it be said, however, that these are plants for those with some knowledge and not the beginner with indoor plants. Consistent warmth, light shade and reasonably high are essential needs, as is the need for plants on into larger containers as they fill their existing with -use a loam-based mixture with a little additional peat. Once plants have been put into containers of about 25cm/10in in diameter they can be maintained by regular with a balanced liquid fertilizer. New plants are raised from of young growth using two with a piece of attached. However, high temperatures and a are needed.