Top Left: Brazilian Red Cloak
It’s a fast growing evergreen flowering shrub for tropical or sub-tropical gardens. Mine is flowering profusely at the moment. It flowers from December through until about June or July. It has gorgeous red flowers, big green leaves which are beautiful too. It grows to about 3 metre high.
The first of the two is in flower. It’s such a bright, vibrant colour. Bromeliads are easy to grow. Many have patterned leaves, such as the second photo with pink flecks on the green and cream leaves.
Impatiens. I grow most of mine in pots to cope with the heavy rain we get during summer in my sub-tropical garden, otherwise they could rot in the ground.
A Croton. Crotons do flower but the flowers are insignificant. The shrub is all about the coloured leaves. They develop their best colours in bright light.