The Mitraria originates from Chile. Mitraria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, with a single species M. coccinea (common name, mitre flower). M.coccinea is an ornamental climber, considered to be half-hardy. It is an evergreen with stems reaching up to 6 feet tall, it’s leaves are small, oval, sharply serrated and glossy. Solitary scarlet flowers, 1.5 inches long, are borne on slender stalks from the axils of the leaves from May to October.


M.coccinea may be grown in pots in moist conditions in a peat and sand compost. It requires high humidity and should be placed in a shady location.

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