Its true home is the milder parts of the Andes, Colombia and Ecuador to be exact. In Britain, try cultivating it under glass in loam-based potting compost in full light with shade from hot sun. If you live in a very sheltered spot, you may just persuade it to grow outdoors.

Marmalade Bush
Marmalade Bush
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Give a warm welcome to the Streptosolen jamesonii, a plant that in many countries is covered with inch-long, trumpet-shaped blooms that range in colour from yellow to orange to red.

Plant of the week: Marmalade Bush