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,


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 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 light.