genus of 250 to 260 species of annual and perennial plants or evergreen shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas.
Latin name: Cuphea ignea
They grow in warm climates, in full sun or part shade.
Plant in groups or in flowerpots.
Propagated by semi-woody cuttings, or by seeds, barely covered in sowing, at a temperature of 20°C (68°F).
Evergreen, short shrub with red flowers, each with a purple ring at the mouth, from spring to autumn.