I purchased this plant, and I don’t remember the name. At the time it had one or two vividly red, waxy flowers. The flower had a “tongue” part (excuse my ignorance) that looks like a hard, bumpy capsule?
Anyway, the flowers lasted for at least a year. During that time, they remained extremely red and sturdy (they almost looked fake). Eventually, they died. The plant itself seems to do fine even when deprived of water and light for several weeks. For the last several months, I’ve kept it exposed to lots of light and water it when the soil is dry. But it has never produced another flower. Sometimes a shoot of what might be a flower has grown out but is almost immediately brown and dried.
- Does anyone have any idea what this plant is called? For some reason, I want to say that its colloquial name had the word “lady” in it, but I might be dead wrong.
- Why did the flowers die after being fine for over a year? Is there anything I need to do to get it to bloom again (perhaps in the spring since fall is coming up where I live.)
I have kept it exclusively indoors.