Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree, Annato

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Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree, Annato

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSpice or herb plant

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.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
Sale $19.95