The Eden Project is planning to reopen on 17 May 2021, subject to the latest Government guidance. Timed entry tickets for 17 May onwards are available to pre-book online. Our online shop remains open.

Facts

  • In Mexico this plant is used as a medicine known as 'mirto' to treat some stomach ailments.
  • The bright red flowers of this plant have helped it to become popular with gardeners around the world.

Where it grows

In its native Mexico, this plant prefers areas of full sun and well-drained or moist soil.

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