An unusual plant with brownish pink, overlapping bracts. When first purchased the Beloperone is normally well formed and compact. However, within a few weeks the plant starts to produce lush, vegetative growth that can transform it into a leggy and untidy subject. Kegular trimming will keep it in check to some degree, but maintaining the original habit is close to impossible, and within a few months the plant

Plant type : Flowering plant with upright habit
Season of interest : Spring to early winter
Size : 15- 60cm (6—24in)
Flower : Curious spike of 5-IOcm (2—4in), brownish pink 'shrimps', from which grow tubular, 2.5cm (1 in), white flowers
Leaf : grow tubular, 2.5cm (1 in), white flowers Soft, green, pointed, oval, 2.5-5cm (1 - 2in)
Temperature : 16- 20°C (61 -68°F)
Aspect/Light : Well-lit situation with sunlight
Humidity : Moderate
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, allowing to dry just a little between waterings; keep on drier side in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every two to three weeks with flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Plant 7.5cm (3in) tip cuttings or 5cm (2in) stem cuttings in seed and cutting compost at 20-21 °C (68—70°F) in mid spring to early summer
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Relatively trouble free
Availability : Common available from spring to autumn
Uses indoors : Good all year round windowsill plant for most rooms