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Lotus maculatus

Lotus maculatus is also known as Pico de Paloma, Lotus Fire Vine, Lobster Claw, Parrot’s Beak. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is native to the Canary Islands. It is a tender perennial that produces exotic-looking flowers. It has silver foliage. The flowers are orangish-yellow and red, they look like claws or flame-like and contrast against the silvery foliage. It grows up to 36in or 60cm.

Lotus maculatus
Lotus maculatus

Grow Lotus maculatus in the sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. It is usually grown in containers. This plant needs a lot of moisture so water regularly in hot weather. Lotus maculatus attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Propagate from cuttings or layering or seeds, the seeds are poisonous. Lotus maculatus flowers more after the first year and after it gets trimmed back and it does require a cold period before it starts blooming.

Lotus maculatus
Lotus maculatus

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