How to Grow and care for a Brazilian Plume Flower Plant

I bought this at Home Depot . The clerk said it grew beautiful orange flowers and it was a house plant. It has roots on top of soil like an orchid I think. Can you help me with this please? Thank you for any help you can give!

Hi Lin,

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The only plant I can think of that has large green leaves and orange flowers is a bulb plant called a Brazilian Plume Flower Plant (jacobinea carnia).

Large flowers, green leaves Brazilian Plume Flower Plant

Brazilian Plume Flower Plant

Here are some tips on how to care for and grow a Brazilian Plume Flower Plant, a relative of the Shrimp Plant, as an indoor houseplant.

Place your plant in bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. March through October, while the plant is growing. The temperature should be between 65-80 degrees. Keep the soil moist but not soggy and feed every two weeks. When the plant has finished blooming and becomes dormant, place it in a cool location (50-55 degrees) where it will still get very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light..