The hot lips flower

Affectionately known as Hot lips, Psychotria elata with it’s colorful red flowers attracts many pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds. One of the host plants for the golden silkmoth (Xlophanes adalia). Also known in some circles as Mick Jagger’s lips. Native to Tropical America, this specimen was found at the Butterfly Gardens in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.



One Response to “The hot lips flower”

  1. Shannon Says:

    How, who, or where could someone order this amazing and unique flower. I’ve been looking for so long for extremely exotic tropical flowers for my up coming wedding which is a beach wedding. This would be crazy shocking to guests as flowers for mine and the brides maids hair and as accents to boutonnieres and center piece flower arrangements.

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