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Bixa orellana, Lipstick tree, Annato

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 Bixa orellana
Family: Bixaceae
Lipstick tree, Annato
Origin: Tropical South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSpice or herbUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This erect shrub with large, glossy green, prominently veined leaves that can become a small tree several feet tall. It is grown as a garden ornamental less for its pale pink flowers, which last only one day, than for its highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft, deep red hairs. The seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annato that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods like cheese and margarine; the dried seed pods are also effective in flower arrangements. When used as a hedge or screen, Bixa should be pruned often to encourage bush growth at the bottom of the trunk.


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Lipstick Tree, Annato. This erect shrub with large leaves has pretty pale pink flowers that are followed by highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft, deep red hairs. The seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annato that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods; the dried seed pods are also effective in flower arrangements.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Bixa orellana - seeds

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Lipstick tree, Annato. This erect shrub with large, glossy green, prominently veined leaves that can become a small tree several feet tall. It is grown as a garden ornamental less for its pale pink flowers, which last only one day, than for its highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft, deep red hairs.
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