Fascicularia bicolor is native to Chile as is the longer leaved Fascicularia pitcairnifolia.
Fascicularia bicolor has long thin leaves to about 24″ and when mature turns a brilliant red.
The blooms are formed by large tight clusters of blue flowers in the center.
Do not give too much fertiliser if you want them to flower. They may flower better when pot bound.
It offsets to form large clusters.
Fascicularia pitcairnifolia var. bicolor by Silversyrpher, CC BY 2.0 Taken Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyle, Scotland. Sept.09
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