Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree, Annato


Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree, Annato

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSpice or herbUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

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
4-6" pot
6 Plants in stock
$27.95