TROPICA Lipstick Tree

Bixa orellana

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This beautiful shrub grows about 2 metres high and is often used as an ornamental plant. Since it produces non-toxic dyes (E16 [b]) it is valuable for cosmetics. The red dye is used to make lipsticks and to dye different foods. The large, heart-shaped leaves and the upright tufts of small pink-like flowers are very pretty. Particularly striking are the almond-shaped fruits that are densely covered with red bristles.

Sowing Schedule: Year-round
Flower Color: Mixed
Where to plant: Cold Frames & Greenhouses
Available As:: One portion of seeds
Use for:: Planters & pots, Gardens & hanging plants
Height of Growth:: 500 cm climbing
Light Requirements: Sun to partial shade
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