Red is a colour that ignites our senses and inflames passions, and its common names often reflect this. Plants such names such as ‘Scarlet Star’, ‘Winter Cherry’ and ‘Bohemian Garnet’ are intriguing, romantic and invoke thoughts of love and affection.

Red plants can vary from pale, almost pink varieties to intense rich red shades and there are a number of species that you can grow in your garden or keep as houseplants. Just keep in mind that red berries are often coloured that way as a warning, so check to make sure your plant is safe before bringing in into your home.

Here below a list of red plants by botanical name and common name:

anigozanthos, kangaroo paw
anthurium, painter’s palette, flamingo flower
begonia, painted leaf
capsicum,  ornamental pepper
codiaeum, Joseph’s coat, croton
cordyline, mountain cabbage tree
cryptanthus, earth star
cyclamen,  sowbread
cymbidium, cymbidium orchid
dionaea, venus fly trap
euphorbia milii, crown of thorns
euphorbia pulcherrima, poinsettia
fittonia, snakeskin plant
gerbera, barberton daisy, transvaal daisy
gloriosa, flame lily
guzmania lingulata, scarlet star
hibiscus, china rose
hippeastrum, amaryllis
hypoestes, polkadot plant
impatiens, busy Lizzie
ixora, flame of the woods
kalanchoë blossfeldiana, flaming Katy
lilium, lily
neoregelia, crimson cup
primula veris, primrose
ranunculus, turban buttercup
rhipsalidopsis, Easter cactus
rhododendron simsii, azalea
sarracenia, pitcher plant
schlumbergera, Christmas cactus
sinningia, gloxinia
solanum capsicastrum, winter cherry
vriesea splendens, flaming sword

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