One of my favourite customers liked to bring us in cuttings of her rich array of exotic conservatory plants.
This is one that was brought in for me over a year ago- it was probably not destined to overwinter outside – but survived. This year it has flourished and produced lovely lantern-like pendulous blooms in perfect autumn colours.
It is a native of Brazil and would grow vigorously there to 10 ft tall and wide. It is a tender plant in this country – but seems to like its sheltered position near to my fence, surrounded by other shrubs. Apparently, in its native land, it is a delicacy for the local hummingbirds !!