Hoffmannia roezlii, also known as Taffeta Plant, is a large shrub native to Mexico, typically reaching 5-10 ft in height. This species is most commonly grown in USDA zones 9-11. It prefers full sun to semi-shade exposure, with regular watering. The leaves of this plant are vibrant, dark green in color and have a satiny taffeta fabric-like quality. Underside of the leaves are a deep purple-red. The flowers of Hoffmannia roezlii are rather small and star-shaped, mainly yellow in color with subtle red spots. They appear in clusters along the stems, yet are not overly showy.
This plant is often grown for its ornamental foliage, with bright pink flowers during the blooming season. For those living in USDA zones 9-11, growing Hoffmannia roezlii can be done in the garden without much effort. It requires full sun to semi-shade exposure and regular watering. In cooler regions, it can be grown in containers and brought indoors during winter. Container grown plants need more frequent watering and should be fertilized about once a month during the growing season.